Small Colleges are Under Threat, This School is Reinventing Itself [Ep.36]

December 16, 2019 Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl

A small school facing enrollment challenges and under threat from powerful external forces makes tough choices to reinvent itself. Sound familiar? Think we’re talking about an independent school? Not quite.

In this episode of The Enrollment Spectrum Podcast we talk with Dr. Susan D. Stuebner, President of Colby-Sawyer College and take lessons from higher ed that will be critical for independent schools of the future. We talk about the recent acquisition of Marlboro College, innovative college programs like this two year academy, and the bold steps Colby-Sawyer college is taking.

About the Author

Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl

Peter Baron is EMA's chief member relations officer, responsible for the creation and oversight of our external programs as well as our membership promise. He oversees marketing and communications, member recruitment and retention, and outreach functions, as well as leadership training programs, research, and other related strategic initiatives. With a career spent in product development, sales, relationship development, and marketing, Peter's success has been built on listening to schools' and families' needs. Hans Mundahl is EMA's director of professional development and has been an educator since 1995, when he first stepped into the classroom as a Fulbright exchange teacher in the former East Germany. Since then, Hans has taught in a variety of settings, including as an Outward Bound instructor, classroom teacher, house parent, and in higher ed. Hans has served in just about every role possible in an independent school including as an admission officer, program leader, trustee, and head of school.

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