Kaitlyn Maloney leads research on behalf of higher education finance and administration leaders. She and her team tackle financial, operational, and strategic research questions spanning institutional strategy to unit-level process improvement. She also regularly facilitates working sessions on institutional or departmental challenges with teams and cabinets.
Kaitlyn joined EAB in 2015 from the George Washington University School of Business, where she served as an undergraduate career coach for finance and accounting students. She previously worked in PwC’s public sector assurance practice.
Kaitlyn is an avid runner and is currently training for the New York City Marathon. She’s also working on her cooking skills and loves surfing the Bon Appetit YouTube channel for inspiration and enjoyment.
Kaitlyn is a proud alumna of the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a B.B.A. in Accountancy cum laude and completed the university's Dublin program. She later earned a Master of Science in Education with a focus on Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
Research and Insights
Higher education institutions are confronting a host of external pressures, including changing demographics, heightening competition, and increasing affordability and value concerns. These pressures are compelling finance teams to perform more—and more complex—financial activities. University finance functions need strategic teams to conduct these expanded financial activities, but most finance units were not built for strategic financial…
Seeking to grow enrollment, higher education institutions are picking up the pace of new academic program launches. But new market pressures, such as changing student behaviors and increased competition, have created a hostile environment for program launches. Many promising new programs fail to generate desired enrollments, or cost more than initially expected. As a result,…
Download this toolkit for five tools to improve budget and planning staff’s skill sets and performance. Across segments, higher education institutions are confronting a host of external pressures. With future resources increasingly uncertain, institutions are performing more strategic financial planning than ever before, both at the unit-level and centrally. As a result, staff profiles are…