Partner with The Change Leader and discover how to thrive in the 21st Century


“Does Your Institution Have The Critical Fundamentals for Succeeding in the NEW Higher Education Environment?

Discover How The Change Leader Can Help Your College or University Thrive in the 21st Century”


The Change Leader are experts in building growth-oriented, financially sustainable educational institutions.

We know how demanding your position is. We’ve been there ourselves, and we know what’s at risk.  We don’t offer magic solutions.  We don’t promise that your day-to-day challenges will disappear.  What we do promise is that together, we’ll build a more effective board, develop stronger leaders, and set you on the right path with the tools you need to build an institution whose future is strong and sustainable.

In short, we free you up to better lead your institution without sacrificing its history, goals and values.



Position your
university for growth and
implement your plan for
financial sustainability



Build a board and institutional culture of 
leadership, partnership and accountability



Take the “guesswork” out of
planning and change and avoid unintended mistakes that can cost your institution



Defy the 80% failure rate and
implement your key initiatives without them getting sabotaged by resistance to change

Leadership’s Secret Formula

The Change Leader creates sustainable education institutions that meet the needs of 21st century students and employers.

Through our Concierge Services™, we provide you the proven skills, information, and tools you need to manage, strengthen, and build sustainable institutions. Our trusted advisors are former presidents and provosts of universities, people who have walked in your shoes, and can help you navigate your most difficult challenges to create thriving institutions. Our proprietary strategic management processes can position your university for growth and financial sustainability. Our board evaluation and training can help get your board focused and on task. Our system dynamics modeling provides you the empirical evidence and models you need to identify opportunities and take the guesswork out of planning and change so you can implement your initiatives without costly mistakes. Our change management processes will enable you to fully implement the needed changes and reach your institutional goals.

Spend less time in crisis management and compliance, and more time leading your people and doing your job!


“[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, Ed.D.
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


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