Education & Research

How we help

Colleges, universities, and academic health centers continue to be faced with an evolving array of strategic, financial, and operational challenges and opportunities. Huron partners with you to help transform your institution, putting possible into practice to catalyze innovation, collaboration, efficiency, and change. We provide comprehensive services across the enterprise, including:

Markets we serve

Huron's industry-specific and technical expertise is reflected in the diverse range of clients we serve across the education & research continuum, including:

  • Four-year public and private institutions
  • Academic health centers
  • Cancer centers
  • Children's hospitals
  • Research institutes
  • Two-year institutions
  • For-profit institutions
  • Non-profit institutions
  • K-12 institutions

Connect with our education & research experts

  • Mark Finlan

    Mark Finlan

    Education Industry Business Leader

    "At any given time, some part of each higher education institution needs to be transforming to keep up with changing student needs and an evolving environment."

    Contact Mark
  • Joy Walton

    Joy Walton

    Managing Director

    Joy has more than 24 years of experience assisting colleges, universities and research institutions with information systems design and implementation, research administration, and operational improvement.

    Contact Joy
  • Laura Yaeger

    Laura Yaeger

    Managing Director

    Laura is a founding member and leader of Huron’s higher education business and has been consulting in the higher education and healthcare industries for more than 25 years.

    Contact Laura
  • Jennifer Pavelec

    Jennifer Pavelec

    Managing Director

    "Transformation to me is about making a case to shift perspective."

    Contact Jennifer
  • Rick Rohrbach

    Rick Rohrbach

    Managing Director

    Rick has more than 25 years of experience helping institutions across higher education and healthcare improve their research program administration, compliance, and financial performance.

    Contact Rick
  • Lee Smith

    Lee Smith

    Managing Director

    Lee is a higher education consulting leader and former administrator who helps colleges and universities develop strategies to transform their operational and financial performance.

    Contact Lee
  • Jennifer Ramey

    Jennifer Ramey


    “Data-informed assessment allows you to make prudent decisions today and provides you with the tools for long-term transformation that is in concert with your institutional strategic plan, mission, and vision.”

    Contact Jennifer
  • Joe Taylor

    Joe Taylor

    Managing Director

    Joe has more than 21 years of consulting experience in the higher education and healthcare industries, specializing in helping universities and hospitals transform their research function.

    Contact Joe
  • Laura Zimmerman

    Laura Zimmerman

    Managing Director

    Laura has more than two decades of higher education consulting experience that she applies to help position institutions to achieve strategic enrollment goals and support the student lifecycle.

    Contact Laura
  • Raghu Chagarlamudi

    Raghu Chagarlamudi

    Managing Director

    To me, transformation means evolving the way an organization conducts its operations to meet the needs of its students, faculty, and staff. It can be radical or incremental, depending on how an organization needs to redefine itself among its stakeholders and constituents.

    Contact Raghu
  • Vince Salvato

    Vince Salvato

    Managing Director

    Vince has more than 17 years of experience developing technology solutions for higher education institutions. He has worked with numerous clients to solve business problems across recruitment, admissions, student services, alumni relations, and fundraising.

    Contact Vince

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