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AAC&U and Credo Partner to Support Women Leaders in Higher Education

January 3 2023

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Credo are thrilled to announce the expansion of the long-running Credo Women in Leadership Initiative (CWLI) to leaders across the...

5 Tips To Ensure Your Strategic Plan Stays On Track 

December 1 2022

The hardest thing about strategic planning isn’t creating the plan, it’s implementing it. But we’ve got good news: there are steps you can take during the planning process to ensure that your...

Measuring Your Strategic Plan With Key Performance Indicators

November 3 2022

Measurement is an essential element of strategic planning because it offers a declaration of intent: This is where we’re going as an organization, and here’s how we’ll know when we get there.

Dr. Burton Webb To Receive 10th Annual Courageous Leadership Award

November 2 2022

Credo is excited to announce Dr. Burton Webb, president of the University of Pikeville, as the 10th Annual Courageous Leadership Award recipient. Awarded at Credo's annual appreciation dinner at the...

Improving Board Engagement with Strategic Planning

October 20 2022

The central purpose of today’s boards doesn’t differ much from what it’s been in the past. Board members are stewards of an organization’s mission and vision, tasked with ensuring that the college,...

4 Ingredients for Seeding Sustainable Change in Your Organization

October 5 2022

Wherever there’s smoke, there’s fire—and whenever an organization embarks on a strategic plan, there’s bound to be change. In many cases, organizational change is approached in a heavy-handed way,...

Five Ways to Authentically Engage Your Community in Strategic Planning

September 14 2022

A president once told our planning team during a strategic planning kickoff meeting, “We all know that we can sit here and in a half-day come up with our top strategic goals—but that would do no...

Credo & Pharos Resources Partner to Impact Student Success & Retention

August 8 2022

Student Success Through Intelligent Partnerships Two recognized higher education industry leaders—Credo LLC and Pharos Resources—have joined forces to deliver an even more powerful, data-driven, and...

Dr. Tiffany Franks Awarded 9th Annual Courageous Leadership Award

December 6 2021

With great excitement and joy, Credo announces Dr. Tiffany McKillip Franks, President of Averett University, as the recipient of the 2022 Courageous Leadership Award. Awarded each year to a higher...

20 Questions for Strategic Planning Readiness

May 11 2021

BY MATTHEW TRENT TRAINUM, ED.D. When is the right time to undergo a new strategic planning process? In the past, this was a (deceptively) straightforward question, even if it didn't always feel that...

Surrender To Your Calling: Remarks from Courageous Leader Dr. Mary Hinton

January 11 2021

February 2020, prior to the beginning of the pandemic, then-President-elect Hinton was officially introduced to the campus community. On January 5, 2021, Dr. Mary Dana Hinton, President of Hollins...