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Does Innovation Mean Operating on Razor Thing Margins?

Published 13 days ago • 1 min read

Guten Tag Reader,

Diving into this week's insights tailored for forward-thinking leaders in higher education...

Conversation with Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University.

We discussed everything from operational success on razor-thin margins too financial sustainability too why Leadership needs to evolve in the space. I was particularly impressed by how Roger leverages data and approaches innovation (very Venture Capitalist-like).

(Full 40+ minute conversation here. )

AI Meets.... Strategy?

Deloitte's insights highlight the transformative potential of AI across many spaces - including higher education.

AI technologies are reshaping teaching methodologies, student learning experiences, and administrative processes, aligning with the need for colleges to adapt to rapid technological changes ​

(Deloitte United States)​.

A Few Interesting AI Tools for Early Adopters...

  1. Timmy: Personalized spending suggestions to grow your wealth. Timmy helps universities manage budgets more effectively by analyzing spending patterns and offering tailored suggestions.
  2. Octoverse: Build accurate, fast, and affordable AI agents in your app. Perfect for developing university-specific applications that enhance student and staff experiences.
  3. Skej: Your new AI scheduling assistant. Skej can help manage academic schedules, faculty meetings, and student appointments efficiently.

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Which of these insights sparked your curiosity, Reader?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and delve deeper into these topics together.


-Mike O’Connor

O'Connor & Associates

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