Partner with The Change Leader and learn how to grow in the new higher ed environment



A New Normal for Higher Education

Enrollments are down.  Tuition has risen 225% in the past 10 years. Student debt exceeds $1.4 trillion, 3 times what it was 10 years ago and more that the national credit card debt, and many parents and students question the value of a university degree.  University boards and presidents are under continuous scrutiny for their decisions.

The new normal demands new solutions.  Putting old wine in a new bottle just won’t do.

This is where The Change Leader comes in.  We know how to make your institution grow and even thrive in this new environment and can get you there without having to sacrifice your institution’s history, goals and values.



Chart your course
to financial health by
enrolling more students



13+ million students
will demand DE by 2020.
Are you ready?



Defy the 80% failure rate and
implement the changes

 you critically need

We Help You Solve Your Enrollment Challenges

The Change Leader help higher ed institutions chart a new course, grow enrollments, and meet the challenges of the new normal.

We know higher education – we’ve been involved with it for 30+ years – but the issues that higher ed faces aren’t unique to it.  That why we bring  our experience from multiple industries to bear against higher ed’s thorniest issues – expertise that has added over $500 million to organizations’ bottom lines.  

  Our holistic approach to enrollment positions your institution to take advantage of the new normal.  Our distance education expertise will help you tap into the 13+ million students who demand a more flexible path to a new job or career. Our change management processes enable you to fully implement the needed changes and reach your institutional goals. without resistance to change or sacrificing your institution’s history and values.

You have a choice: Continue to struggle or thrive in the new normal.  What will it be?


“[You have] a deep and unique understanding of the key issues facing educational organizations today . . . [You] listen carefully to all sides, reflect, and then put forth unique solutions . . . With the demographics of the student populations changing, [you have been] instrumental in developing pedagogies for delivery of quality distance education . . . a natural leader and relationship builder who brings significant life and work experiences to consulting.”

Dr. Bernard J. Luskin,
Ventura County Community College District;
Former Executive Vice President,
Fielding Graduate University

“Your knowledge and abilities as a consultant are unsurpassed. . . .You understand the requirements and intricacies of developing and implementing strategies and tactics for successful universities, including distance education and the accreditation process. Those so gifted with this knowledge are rare indeed.”

Dr. Sheila Fournier-Bonilla,
Interim Chief Academic Officer,
University of Fairfax

“You inspired us to become better. . . .Your ability to easily create trust and rapport helped you to get the root of the issues . . . you gave us invaluable recommendations which we can put into effect to improve performance while reducing costs. . . .You understood the political climate in which we operate, and were sensitive to that in your recommendations and working with people.”

Ronni Ephraim,
Chief Instructional Officer,
Los Angeles Unified School District

“Your final report contained both a thorough analysis of our concerns and solid recommendations for developing more coherence in our programs and instruction. Inspired by your positive attitude, we believe that we can implement your suggestions successfully and quickly.”
“I am impressed with your skills and abilities, and look forward to further assistance from you in making the changes we have long needed.”

Richard Alonzo,
Local District 4,
Los Angeles Unified School District

“[You] have the rare ability to stimulate an intensive examination of [your] client’s hopes and aspirations without inserting your own solutions. TCL’s guidance and encouragement throughout this process have been a major contribution to the quality of our Strategic Plan as well as implementation. I would strongly recommend any organization use them to guide their process. You truly know how to ’make visions take flight.’”

Ken Hugins—Treasurer,
City of Escondido / President,
Hugins & Associates,
CPA/Financial Advisors

“Dr. Drumm McNaughton is a rare change leader of the 21st century and advisor who not only walks his talk but also delivers as promised. He is vast in his content areas and brings diverse and insightful perspectives to his clients. He inspired me and my colleagues to think outside the box, invest our time, and [he] delivers products that are second to none with passion and highest level of ethics and professionalism.”

Theodore (Ted) Okendu, PhD,
Director of Youth Development & Leadership,
Ventura County Community College District;
Unity Performing Arts Foundationt


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