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What's on our Agenda

The Board of Directors spent time last year defining a new mission and strategic direction for The Boston Consortium based on the very dynamic environment in higher education. The Board identified a number of strategic priorities based on the recommendations of the board’s Strategic Planning Committee, which is comprised of the CFOs of Berklee, Boston University, Holy Cross, Harvard, MIT and Wheaton. There are five key areas of focus over the next three to five years. In no particular order, they are:

  • Existing Services and Programs
  • New Services and Programs
  • Communities of Practice
  • Thought Leadership
  • Organization and Governance

Over the next several months, we will be exploring ways to strengthen our current services including Internal Audit, Risk Management, and Travel. We will also be looking to you for feedback and guidance on enhancing our Communities of Practice. You’ll be hearing more on that from our Executive Director, Kitty Kennedy. From a thought leadership perspective, we’ve hit the ground running in keeping TBC informed with seminars on Tax Reform and Workday - with more to come. We are off to a great start!

As always, thank you for participating in strengthening TBC’s mission of empowering its member institutions to thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment. Our goal in defining our strategic priorities is to provide ongoing value to all of our member institutions, helping each to thrive in a very challenging environment in the coming years. I’m looking forward to working together to make this happen.

Mac Hisey

Chair, The Boston Consortium for Higher Education

CFO, SVP of Administration and Finance, Berklee College of Music

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Professional Development
Professional Development

Where traditional consortia often focus on combining forces for the purpose of purchasing goods and services at reduced rates, The Boston Consortium goes a few steps further.

Professional Development
Communities of Practice

The Consortium communities of practice serve as a forum for discussion, support, information sharing, and problem solving among peers by discipline across institutions.


The Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program (2018-2019)

The Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program honors the remarkable work and spirit of Susan Vogt, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Wellesley College from 2000 to 2003. The Fellowship carries on her legacy by connecting, developing, and supporting emerging leaders within the schools of The Boston Consortium. The Fellowship seeks to increase awareness of the Consortium's values and activities at the grassroots level, connect and engage practitioners in meaningful projects, and foster collaboration and camaraderie in the next generation of leaders..


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