Have you purchased your copy of “Surviving to Thriving” yet?

Summer leadership retreats are quickly approaching and we want to ensure that your institution is ready to tackle its greatest challenges in 2014. If you haven’t purchased a copy of “Surviving to Thriving” yet – there is no time like the present! Authored by Founding Partner / Owner, Joanne Soliday and Senior Affiliate Consultant, Rick Mann, this book is a phenomenal tool for leaders of institutions of higher learning to help teams examine areas of success and those that may require urgent action. (more…)

Florida Southern College seeks Associate Vice President for Development

The Associate Vice President for Development provides leadership, management, and accountability for the overall fundraising program of the College with the primary responsibility of increasing overall private support.  Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement and serving as a member of the Advancement Leadership Team, the Associate Vice President will manage the internal operations of the Advancement office, especially the major gifts program and the annual fund.  (more…)

We’re hiring! Apply today to be our new Vice President for Strategy.

Credo seeks to hire a Vice President for Strategy to join our team as part of our holistic and integrated approach to serving clients.  Candidates should be currently or recently serving/ed as a dean or vice president at a private college or university.  We are looking for a minimum of 8 – 10 years of experience, preferably in enrollment, but other higher education leadership backgrounds are welcome.  This position will report to the president of the firm and work closely with the founding partners and executive management team.  This position will be based out of our North Carolina office. (more…)

“Surviving to Thriving” Available 1.4.2014

The presidency at a residential liberal arts college requires a “ministry of presence” – everywhere, always, and at all times. It can easily become overwhelming. “Surviving to Thriving” takes the many elements of this ministry and presents them in ways that are manageable and accessible – the trees are revealed in a way that the forest becomes manageable. This should be high-priority reading for every new president and a good refresher for experienced presidents eager to be renewed.
—    Dr. Richard Torgerson, President Emeritus, Luther College

Credo is thrilled to announce the publishing of Joanne Soliday and Rick Mann’s book, “Surviving to Thriving: A Planning Framework for Leaders of Private Colleges and Universities.” An experience- and research-based examination of the nine elements of Credo’s Thriving Framework, “Surviving to Thriving” offers college presidents, leadership teams, and boards of trustees practical tools to address areas of urgency on their campuses. A companion online survey, the Thriving Framework Diagnostic Tool, allows users to gauge which of the nine elements are most at risk at their institutions. Learn more at The book and survey are officially available January 4, 2014 – pre-order now!

See what more presidents are saying about “Surviving to Thriving…” (more…)

Maryville University ranked No. 1 Over-Performing University in nation

Congratulations to Maryville University, a valued Credo partner on being named the No. 1 over-performing university in the nation, cited by the U.S. News & World Report. Maryville University is a private university located in St. Louis, Mo that enrolls more than 5,000 students. Founded in 1872, it is one of the oldest private institutions in Greater St. Louis. Maryville University is an exemplary model of a thriving, private institution and we are truly privileged to have partnered with them over the years.

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Credo hosts the “Credo Advising Institute” at North Carolina Campus

On November 19th, we kicked off the first Credo Advising Institute (CAI) at our North Carolina Campus! This exclusive, two-day conference for our Moving the Needle clients focused on Appreciative Advising with featured speaker Dr. Jenny Bloom. CAI was designed to bring together selected client-partners to collectively share in professional development related to academic advising. (more…)