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Seth Bodnar is the 18th president of the University of Montana.

Seth Bodnar, 38, left General Electric Transportation to become the 18th president of the University of Montana.

Some higher ed institutions are giving new technologies the ol’ college try in preparation for future financial challenges. Here’s a closer look at five compelling reasons to move beyond spreadsheets.

Michael S. Zetlin is a founding partner of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, specializing in construction and contract litigation. Ramsen Youash is an associate with Zetlin & De Chiara’s New York office.

More colleges are turning toward a public-private partnership (P3) model—a practice common in Europe and Australia—to fund new infrastructure or upgrade existing buildings.

Thinking beyond painfully slashing big line items, higher ed leaders can realize significant savings in finding smaller cuts that, all together, add up to make a huge impact.

Here’s what colleges paying attention to the potential of digital signage as a revenue source—directly or indirectly—are doing to make it work.

In what ways could colleges use digital signage installations to generate revenue, and are there any roadblocks you have seen preventing them from doing so?

“Digital signage can engage students while providing an avenue for revenue. At the campus bookstore, digital technology can leverage analytics to trigger meaningful content. For example, if a student picks up a baseball cap on sale, a digital display above the item can recommend additional merchandise such as sweatpants or a t-shirt.”

Jennifer Wick is vice president for consulting services at Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

It has become increasingly difficult for some four-year institutions to meet enrollment goals for first-year students.

William Massy, an expert microeconomist, shows how administrators and faculty can improve education, research and affordability in his book Reengineering the University.

William Massy, an expert microeconomist, shows how administrators and faculty can improve education, research and affordability in his book Reengineering the University.

Steven Combs, who was appointed chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College’s Columbus campus, plans to build a leadership team and find organizational cost-savings through shared services.

Steven Combs is taking on the role of chancellor at Ivy Tech Community College’s Columbus campus in Indiana.

Active members of the military represent their own component of the nontraditional population.

The mailroom is becoming a more visible and important part of auxiliary services at colleges across the country, with some institutions overhauling their facilities completely to accommodate the new technology that streamlines service.

Four-year private institutions continue to rely on—and increase—tuition discounts to attract students, but the strategy is not improving the bottom line.

Rahul Choudaha is a higher ed consultant and CEO of DrEducation.

The current anti-immigrant rhetoric in the U.S. has collided with the economic challenges of source countries, creating a perfect storm for international student enrollment.

Almost every college and university has a version of a testing center, whether it’s a cramped space with a few desks designed for students with special needs, or an elaborate setup with multiple computer rooms, private cubicles and dozens of seats.

Kristi Eaves-McLennan is executive director of marketing for Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Trademark licensing is big business for big universities. The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association estimates collegiate licensing programs raked in $209 million in 2015.

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