Insights

When we’re not actively solving higher education challenges, we’re thinking about them.

And writing about them. And reading about them. And talking about them. Collected here are the insights and resources that we’ve developed to help inspire colleges and universities toward greater relevance, including blog posts, white papers, presentations, videos and worksheets.

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Your Institution Fits Inside a Circle (of Influence)

July 18, 2022

written by Aimee Hosemann

One of our favorite services at RHB is Circles of Influence (there’s more background here and here). We love talking to students and the people who influence their college journeys as we look for alignment or gaps between the student experience and marketing messaging. We use our analyses of the conversations we hear to provide…Read more

RHB in Nashville: Reflections on an Extraordinary Week of Growth

July 11, 2022

written by Alex Williams

My colleague Ken Anselment has an incredible podcast you might be familiar with. At the conclusion of each episode with leaders in the enrollment management space, Ken likes to wrap up with a “rapid descent” where each guest has a number of questions quickly thrown at them related to all sorts of topics from current…Read more

How a Horseshoe Can Remind Leaders About Our Institutional Why

July 6, 2022

written by Ken Anselment

Lately, as I continue hearing and reading stories about the Great Resignation, I find myself thinking a lot about a seven-foot-tall blue horse. Let me back up. Earlier this year, after boarding my homebound flight from Indianapolis and walking to my assigned seat, I found myself squeezing past a regulation NFL helmet, adorned with the…Read more

Inspiration, Reflection, Recharging: RHB’s Annual Summer Reading List

July 5, 2022

written by Rob Zinkan

In higher education, when summer comes the work doesn’t stop. It takes a new seasonal shape. We hope you have been able to get away from work for a little while and spend time reconnecting with the people, activities and ideas that matter most to you. Even when you can’t travel, books can reliably take…Read more

Slate Summit Recommendations for 2022

June 7, 2022

written by Megan Miller

The 2022 Slate Innovation Summit is almost here, and after a forced three-year hiatus for this in-person event due to the pandemic, the RHB team is eagerly anticipating our time in Nashville with the larger Slate community. As veteran attendees, we’ve learned a lot over the years about how to make the most of this…Read more

Nashville Dining Guide for the Slate Innovation Summit

written by Rick Bailey

If you are headed to Nashville for Summit, your taste buds are likely starting to pine for barbecue and maybe grits. It’s never too early to plan your dining itinerary, so here are some ideas to jumpstart your agenda. We’ve selected some spots we know about that are near — most within walking distance of…Read more

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