Financial Sustainability in US Higher Education

Transformational Strategy in Troubled Times

  • Marcel J.┬áDumestre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  3. Fundamental Problems

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      Pages 7-7
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  4. Exemplars

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      Pages 53-53
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  5. Transformational Strategy

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      Pages 97-97
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 163-175

About this book


This book is a practical approach to insuring financial sustainability of US colleges, presented through the lens of organizational strategic thinking. The book does not simply offer models of how colleges can become financially sustainable in cost cutting, online education, international student recruiting, etc. Rather, it presents a succinct historical perspective of how foundational problems emerged, how some universities transformed themselves, and introduces an organizational strategic thinking process that can be used to develop unique solutions for almost any institution.

Marcel J. Dumestre is a retired academic administrator who writes about higher education strategy and philosophy of education. 


US colleges financial sustainability transformational leadership inflation tuition and attendance

Authors and affiliations

  • Marcel J.┬áDumestre
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  1. 1.ArvadaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-94982-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-94983-0
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