Navigating Mergers and Strategic Partnerships: A Guide for Senior Higher Ed Leaders

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More and more colleges and universities are considering strategic partnerships, acquisitions, and mergers as viable options in determining a path forward. When planned and executed correctly, these arrangements can strengthen an institution and ensure its sustainability through what would have otherwise been an uncertain future. But the mechanics of how to plan for and approach a merger, acquisition, or strategic partnership are not intuitive.

We at Academic Impressions have written this report to help higher ed leaders proactively learn about what goes into a merger or partnership on the front end before crisis strikes and to share critical lessons learned from other leaders who have been through this process. Read this report to better understand and evaluate your own institutional readiness for a merger, acquisition, or strategic partnership.