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Jerry Seaman, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant and Strategy Executive, Leadership Strategies

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Jerry Seaman, Ph.D. (he/him/his) views leadership strategy as a journey—one he’s traveled for more than 20 years as a higher education administrator. Now, as a senior consultant for Credo, he channels that experience and expertise to help his clients imagine—and reach—their next destination.  

Bringing Strategy to Boards, LeadershiP & Campuses

Jerry’s creative and clarifying approach to leadership strategy development inspires and engages our clients at all levels, from small-group work with boards or senior teams to large-scale community assemblies. Drawing on his wealth of experience, Jerry deftly guides our clients in building and executing strategic plans, helping to address urgent challenges and lay foundations for ideal futures. By rooting leadership strategy in each client’s mission, vision, and values, Jerry helps them foster culture and structure changes that promote innovation and growth. Along with his existing senior consultant priorities, Jerry holds primary responsibility for the ongoing readiness of senior consultants to lead client partnerships, the impact of our work on client campuses, and the relevance of our services in the marketplace.

“I love the challenge of discovery, the hope in the problem, and the inspiration in the opportunity to help clients find their story and build their future.”

Stretching into Service

Jerry's heart for the future carries over into every aspect of his life, from client campuses, back home to his alma mater. Jerry participates in Stanford’s Outreach Volunteer Alumni Link program, which engages graduates in support of university’s admissions process. He has also served as president of the Rotary Club of Grantham and is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

For fun and to stay ever-energetic, Jerry is an erstwhile runner and senior elite ice hockey player. Nowadays Jerry finds himself drawn more to walking, music, and occasional yoga—though he admits he should do more of the latter.

More About Jerry

  • Client & Project Portfolio
    • Strategic Planning & Implementation | Austin Community College District
    • Strategic Planning | University of California - Santa Cruz
    • Strategic Planning | University of Missouri  
    • Board Engagement | Averett University
    • Strategic Planning & Implementation | Furman University
    • Strategic Planning & Implementation | Macalester College
    • Strategic Planning & Implementation | MidAmerica Nazarene University
    • Strategic Planning & Implementation | The King's University (Canada)
    • Strategic Planning & Implementation | Valparaiso University
    • Strategic Student Success Partnership | Wittenberg University
    • Strategic Planning | Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (CCAHM)
    • Board Development | Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW)
    • Strategic Planning | Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT)
    • Board Development | Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) 
  • Education & Certifications
    • Ph.D., French, Stanford University 
    • B.A., French, International Relations, and Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • StrengthsFinder Profile
    • Learner
    • Achiever
    • Arranger
    • Intellection
    • Input 

Leadership Strategies Team

Jerry is part of the Leadership Strategies Team. He leads Strategic Planning, Rapid Strategy, and Board Facilitation with the support of this team of wonderful people.