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Michael Fischer

Senior Director, Research

Michael Fischer is a Senior Director of Research, overseeing EAB’s Administration, Finance, and Operations research group. Michael works closely with Chief Business Officers, Chief Finance Officers, Chief Operations Officers, and Senior Facilities Officers to diagnose challenges and unearth best practices to improve the financial sustainability and operating efficiency of campuses. His research specialties include administrative efficiency, cost containment, building design trends, flexible work arrangements, and sustainability. He is also one of EAB’s lead researchers on the impact of Generative AI on institutional strategy.

Michael joined EAB in 2016, and has served in both research and advising roles at the firm. Prior to joining EAB, he held various educational positions in the United States and United Kingdom. Off-hours, he enjoys baking and tabletop games with his wife and two sons.

Areas of Expertise
Finance and Operations, Facilities
Project Management, Facilities and Administrative Management, Future Design Trends, Campus Planning, Facilities, Operations and Maintenance

Upcoming Events


2024 Roundtable for Chief Business Officers

Please join us in Washington, DC this spring for the return of our signature in-person meeting series for Chief Business Officers. At our roundtable, you'll have the opportunity to engage in highly interactive, executive-level conversations about the most pressing challenges facing higher education today. Sessions are limited to Chief Business Officers and Chief Financial Officers.