Lisa Berglund is a senior analyst with the Facilities Forum. Her research has focused on Facilities performance metrics and dashboards, stakeholder communication strategies, talent development, and building a total cost of ownership mindset on campus.
Previously, Lisa worked in enrollment management, helping students and families through the application process and coordinating campus-wide enrollment efforts. Prior to that, she spent time engaging in research and speech writing for the public and private sectors.
Lisa is a Pennsylvania native but has enjoyed living in the DC area for the past decade. In her free time, she writes for Washington Weekender, a travel website about the city.
Lisa graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park with two bachelor’s degrees in English and communication. She also has a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in education policy from UMD.
Research and Insights
Apprenticeship programs are one of the most effective ways for colleges and universities to grow their own skilled trades staff. But many facilities units avoid launching their own apprenticeship programs because of the supposed extensive time and resource requirements—when in reality, apprenticeship programs are much more feasible than leaders realize. You guide to launch an…
A welcoming environment is undoubtedly important to attract prospective students and engage current students. But many campus leaders do not realize the full impactful of the physical environment. EAB’s Enrollment Services surveyed over 200,000 students in 2017 and found that the campus environment is the number one reason students chose to enroll at a different…