Larisa Hussak is a consultant on the Community College Executive Forum. She is responsible for conducting the forum's research on student success and campus strategy. In particular, her research identifies innovative academic, enrollment, and service models that prepare colleges to serve the students of the future.
Before joining EAB, Larisa spent nine years in higher education as a student, instructor and research scientist, investigating the development of sociopolitical attitudes and behavior across the lifespan.
Larisa earned her doctorate and master’s degree in developmental psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received a B.A. with honors in psychology from the University of Chicago.
Research and Insights
Few campus activities in higher ed are more divisive than preparing for a new strategic planning process. Here are the three most common mistakes to avoid when it comes to creating a specific, actionable community college strategic plan.
The Community College Executive Forum launched a Guided Pathways diagnostic to help community colleges assess their progress and identify areas for improvement.