2020 Trends for Higher Education Institutions

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2020 Trends for Higher Education Institutions

By any conceivable measure, 2020 was a year of change and disruption nationally, as well as globally, facing enough potentially life-altering events to last a lifetime. Institutions of higher education were not immune to the realities of these events and the enormity of their impact. Many of these institutions were thrust into some level of crisis that created multiple challenges with scenarios where quick decisions were necessary, while information was often limited. Institutions learned to pivot quickly, and many made substantial changes that affected students, parents, faculty, and staff. Learn more about which attitudes, adaptations, and/or changes adopted or employed by educational institutions are likely to, or should, remain for some time to come in our Higher Education whitepaper.

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About Buffkin / Baker

Buffkin / Baker is a retained, national boutique search and consulting firm composed of industry leaders. Each partner in the firm has been a leader in their respective fields and each has more than a decade of retained search experience. Combined, its partners have more than 175 years of search experience and 210 years of industry experience. The firm has several practice areas including:  higher education, digital marketing/advertising, technology, health care, media/entertainment, and nonprofit. The firm serves public, private, venture, and private equity backed companies. Offices are located in Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Winston Salem, with an affiliate office in London. The company is also a member of Panorama Search, an international federation of retained firms with 24 firms and more than 50 offices globally.

Buffkin / Baker’s higher education practice is one of the most prominent in the country, having conducted more than 650 searches for universities and colleges and more than 90 searches for universities and colleges within the past three years. The professionals of the firm have recently conducted searches for a number of institutions within Power Five conferences, as well as leading liberal arts colleges, AAU institutions, HBCUs, and regional universities.