Blue Beyond Consulting

Higher Education Consulting Services

Elevate your college or university with our deep expertise and impactful strategic planning

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Higher Education Consulting Services

Elevate your college or university with our deep expertise and impactful strategic planning

Inspire Innovation, Strengthen Capabilities, and Unlock Possibilities for Your Learning Institution

Colleges and universities face challenges on many fronts, from developing and executing a successful strategic plan and meeting students’ changing needs to supporting and engaging a diverse workforce in the midst of transformation. Blue Beyond offers a fresh perspective to help you uncover opportunities and chart a successful path for the future. When we partner with you, we bring deep expertise in higher education strategic planning as well as how to build and sustain effective cultures within learning environments.

Leading Challenges in the Higher Ed Landscape:

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Questions About the Value of a Four-Year Degree

Decreasing Enrollment

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Rise of Online/Hybrid Learning and Work

Employee Burnout

Employee Burnout

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Student Mental Health Concerns

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Technological Change

Your College or University Thrives When the People Thrive


Undergraduate enrollment grew 2% this fall, the first time it increased since the beginning of the pandemic. (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center)

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higher ed employees believe most of their duties can be performed remotely, yet 2 of 3 are required to work mostly or completely on-site. (The CUPA-HR Higher Education Employee Retention Survey)


Just 38% of U.S. college faculty strongly agree that they are treated with respect at work, and just 16% strongly agree that their institution is committed to building the strengths of each employee. (Gallup)


find maintaining staff morale very challenging, and more than half say the same about filling empty positions. (The CUPA-HR Higher Education Employee Retention Survey)

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Our Higher Education Consulting Work in Action

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education integrated three northeastern institutions into a single university. A change of this magnitude is naturally met with questions and resistance, which can make aligning around vision, mission, priorities and strategies challenging. Find out how we co-created their inaugural strategic plan to chart a clear path forward.

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Our Integrated Approach to Higher Education Consulting

Blue Beyond partners with you to identify your learning institution’s unique needs. We take a highly inclusive, interactive, and integrated approach — partnering with presidents, provosts, other university administrators, deans, faculty, and staff – to establish and implement a compelling vision and strategy for achieving your goals. Our areas of expertise include:

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Clarifying mission, vision, values, and strategy

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Setting strategic goals and priorities

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Finding common ground among diverse stakeholders

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Change management

Driving culture change and transformation

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Higher Education Organizations We’ve Partnered With

Are you ready to move your learning institution forward?

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