The inaugural 2019 Convergence Forum is a new EDUCAUSE-Deloitte event intended to explore critical topics common across higher education institutions, especially among C-suite leaders.
BiographyCole Clark is the Executive Director, Higher Education Client Relations at Deloitte. He has over 25 years global experience in education technology and 6 years of focused higher education business application leadership at Oracle Corporation across the major functional areas of the academic enterprise, including student lifecycle, HR, and finance. Cole has been a trusted advisor in the higher education community and a leading voice around transformation, using modern technologies to enable significant transformation. In addition to the core business functions of the institution, Cole has experience in areas of the “front office” of higher education including research administration, student engagement, recruitment and retention, student success. Cole serves on the corporate advisory committee for Educause and on the board of trustees of Western Governors University.
Five members of the EDUCAUSE Corporate Membership Advisory Committee share their perspectives on a few of the 2018 Top 10 IT Issues.
Achieving incremental improvements in student retention and completion has been shown to positively impact students' long-term earning potential and career aspirations, as well as the economic health of the institution instituting these changes.