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Strategic Advisory Services

Expert guidance and research to help higher education leaders implement change with confidence

Deep, Collective Education Expertise


education partners globally


peer-tested best practices in our research library


expert consultations and executive conversations with higher ed leaders every year

Why EAB?

EAB is a dedicated partner who understands the opportunities and challenges facing higher education leadership teams. See how the leadership team at Mississippi State University is partnering with EAB’s Strategic Advisory Services to reimagine the future of their institution.

Expert Advice

Trusted Advice for Your Greatest Challenges and Opportunities

Strategic Advisory Services puts a team of subject matter experts, researchers, and implementation resources at your disposal to help you through the most critical issues your team is facing. With 15+ years focused on education, 2,100+ higher education partners, and over 8,000+ research-backed best practices in our library, we help you confront your greatest challenges with confidence.

Research, Insights, and Analytics

Unparalleled Breadth and Depth of Expertise

Our campus-wide research and advisory support helps you accelerate long-term initiatives while staying responsive to rapid landscape shifts. Work with us to drive impact in areas including:

  • Strategy and Strategic Planning
  • Administration, Finance, and Operations
  • Enrollment Management
  • People and Workplace Culture
  • Student Experience and Well-Being
  • Professional and Adult Education
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
  • IT Strategy
  • Advancement
Implementation Support

Your Partner in Driving Results Across Campus

From facilitated board and cabinet retreats to on-campus briefings and working sessions with faculty and staff, we provide holistic support for every major group across campus. Save your team’s valuable time and expand their capacity with access to:

  • Role-Specific Executive Roundtables
  • Research and Best Practices
  • Implementation Collaboratives and Toolkits
  • On-Demand Expert Consultation
  • Benchmarking, Audits, and Diagnostics
Networking, Professional Development, and Events

Global Network of Education Leaders

Exclusive partner-only events bring together the experience, knowledge, and perspective of higher ed experts, administrators, and practitioners, as well as out-of-industry leaders from across the globe to deliver you the best ideas to take back to your institution.

  • IgnitED Annual Summit
  • Presidential Experience Lab
  • Executive Roundtables
  • New Executive Intensives
  • Rising Leaders Fellowship
Trusted Senior Advisors

Each of our partners works with a dedicated Strategic Leader who learns your organization and culture to steer your team to the right answers and resources. Our higher ed experts become an extension of your leadership team and expand the capacity of what you can accomplish.

Talk to an Expert
Khadish O. Franklin

Managing Director

Specialties Academic Program Innovation, Student Success, Community Colleges, Student Retention and Success, Curriculum and Academics, Faculty Engagement, Equity
Carla Hickman
Carla Hickman

Vice President, Research

Specialties Academic Program Innovation, Growth Strategy, Market Research, Online Learning, Organization Change Management

I've always thought people from EAB were the smartest in the room. The real value of the partnership is that you get our people to think at a higher, more strategic level. Every day I'm forwarding your emails to various teams.


David Kostecki, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Hawai'i Pacific University

I need to tell you how grateful I am for the partnership with EAB Strategic Advisory Services. I am very encouraged by our first session on budget models and am certain you will provide the support our institution needs in the coming years.


Chief Financial Officer

Regional Public University

Implement Change With Confidence

To learn more about Strategic Advisory Services or speak with an expert, please fill out the form or contact us at 202-747-1005.

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