Welcome to Edu Alliance

Who is Edu Alliance

Edu Alliance is an advisory consulting firm for higher education institutions. Edu Alliance was founded in the United Arab Emirates in 2014 by Dean Hoke and Dr. Senthil Nathan. In 2017 Edu Alliance opened a North American office in Bloomington, Indiana. Our team has assisted over 35 higher education institutions on a variety of projects.  We specialize in market and program evaluation. All our consultants have held senior positions in higher education throughout the world.

Who We Help

Presidents and Provost who are seeking outside support in its long-range strategic planning and retention and recruitment of faculty and staff.

College Deans seeking enrollment growth, new and current program marketing assessment, financial margins, and retention – engage us to analyze their situation and develop strategies to meet their goals.

Admissions teams responsible for growing enrollments worldwide engage us to analyze their current operations and develop successful online and face-to-face strategies.

Chief International Officers engage us to identify new opportunities for collaborations with governments, industries, and universities outside the United States.

Chief Marketing Officers engage us to help review their current marketing campaigns, develop new concepts through our market research, support brand building, and identify partnership opportunities in the US and worldwide.

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Consulting Services

Edu Alliance offers to higher education institutions a wide range of consulting services. Recent projects include:

  • Strategic Planning for a University
  • Enrollment Strategy for Proposed Online PhD Degree
  • International Market Intelligence and Evaluation
  • Comprehensive Institutional Evaluation and Go Forward Plan
  • Recruitment Review and Plan to Increase Domestic and International Enrollment 
  • Online Enrollment Strategy
  • Review of institutional Compensation to Faculty and Staff
  • Student Success and Retention Strategy
  • Executive Searches for Senior Administrative and Academic Positions  

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Higher Ed Without Borders

 The podcast series is dedicated to education professionals worldwide. Each episode is a conversation with thought leaders that will enlighten and provide some new thoughts on critical issues facing higher education. The series will examine critical issues in higher education including; student mobility, online learning, international partnerships, rankings, recruitment, retention, academic programming, evaluation and analysis, technology, funding and governance, marketing, and institutional reputation. In January 2023 Edu Alliance launched a four part series titled Small College America hosted by Dean Hoke and US Edu Alliance partner Tom Davisson. These series is available on multiple podcast app systems including Apple, Spotify, Amazon and Google. You can also tune in via Transistor. 

DISCLAIMER : Higher Ed Without Borders is not in any way affiliated with Doctors Without Borders, which is a registered trademark of Bureau International de Médecins Sans Frontières.