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News | Nov 24, 2014

CEI2014 an Overwhelming Success!

The second annual Credo Enrollment Institute was both informative and innovative... read more →

WHAT: Credo Enrollment Institute (CEI) WHEN: Wednesday, November 12 – Thursday, November 13 WHERE: Hotel Indigo, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC WHO: Senior Leaders for Enrollment and/or Marketing read more →

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. read more →

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..." read more →

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 read more →

[gallery link="file"] 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. read more →

Credo's lead consultant in Student Success, Joretta Nelson, presented her work today at the Council for Independent Colleges CIC Chief Academic Officer's Conference, along with co-panelists Thomas V. Brisco, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Hardin-Simmons University; David Rozeboom, Vice President for Student Development, Hardin-Simmons University; Edee Schulze, Vice President for Student Life, Bethel University (MN); and Deborah L. Sullivan-Trainor, Acting Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Bethel University (MN). Access the presentation here! Contact Credo to learn more. read more →

Fresno Pacific University seeks candidates for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management.  This position reports to President Pete Menjares and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.  The Vice President for Enrollment Management is responsible for leading the University’s enrollment efforts for all areas including traditional undergraduate, degree completion, graduate, seminary and continuing education.  The successful candidate will uphold the “Founded on Christ” mission of the University at all times, support the University’s ideals and practices and be Christ-centered in dealings with colleagues, students and others. read more →

Three of Credo's esteemed Vice Presidents will be attending the annual, 2013 NACCAP Conference: Breaching Boundaries in Higher Education. The conference will kick-off on Tuesday, May 29 and continue until June 1. Interested in learning more about Credo, our expertise or our service areas? Join us at the conference for one of the following great sessions! read more →

Credo is pleased to announce that Dr. Rick Mann will be joining the firm as a Senior Affiliate Consultant. While collaborating with Credo as a consultant, Dr. Mann will author a series of blogs entitled “Thriving Scorecard.” This higher education based blog will feature topics such as strategic clarity, planning ahead and growing campus transparency. read more →

It is with great pride that Credo announces Dr. Melanie J. Humphreys' appointment as president of the King's University College in Edmonton, Alberta, Cananda. Her duties at King's will begin on the 1st of July. As an affiliate consultant with Credo, Dr. Humphreys has a specific emphasis on student development within private institutions. read more →

INFOGRAPHIC: Parents can experience a range of emotions (sometimes all at once!) when faced with their child's transition to college. Learn more about what parents really experience. read more →

Why are students today more stressed than ever before? View the infographic below to find out. read more →

CIC’s report, A Study of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities, analyzes the demographic characteristics of CIC college and university presidents, their duties and responsibilities, satisfaction and frustrations in their work, and career paths and plans. The report also examines the presidential search process and conditions of employment. Comparisons were made with presidents of other types of institutions. READ KEY FINDINGS AND FULL REPORT HERE read more →

Dr. Laurie Schreiner, Professor and Chair of the Doctoral Programs in Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University, has released a new book titled Thriving in Transitions: A Research-Based Approach to College Student Success.  Representing a paradigm shift in the student success literature. Grounded in positive psychology, the thriving concept reframes the student success conversation by focusing on the characteristics amenable to change and that promote high levels of academic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal performance in the college environment. The authors contend read more →

A new take on an old idea may soon pay off big for businesses in De Pere. Tom Gavic is the president of Credo, a company which does consulting work for small private colleges across the country. He's currently in the process of moving his offices to De Pere. "We absolutely love the community," Gavic said. "We love everything De Pere has done to invest in the community up to this point." But now, Gavic said it's time for some new leadership. He's read more →

From the Los Angeles Times By Ryan Faughnder Kendra Kirchgessner, a high school junior, has been touring prospective college campuses in Southern California — without leaving her Sellersburg, Ind., home. Using a personal computer, Kendra recently explored Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, “strolling” past Watson Hall and getting a 360-degree view of the Student Center. “I liked what the tour guides were saying about the teachers and how they helped students,” said Kendra, 17, who wants to study elementary education. “The layout was read more →

Check out What's New at the U Spring 2012 for updates on construction projects at Alvernia University. read more →

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