Monday, October 11, 2010

Partners vs. Vendors

In case you missed my column on working with consultants in the September CASE CURRENTS, here you go. It features words of wisdom from Missouri S & T's Andrew Careaga (if you're not reading Andy's top higher ed blog already, it's a must), William and Mary's Susan Evans (many thanks to Michael Stoner for connecting me to this sage who discusses what she was looking for in a consulting partner when she chose mStoner to help develop the college's new website), CCA's Dan Kehn (undoubtedly one of the top strategist/account managers I have ever seen), George School's Odie LeFever (she has the Midas touch when it comes to working with consultants and turning out gold), and the University of Richmond's Nanci Tessier (an enrollment management star who has helped her university become the envy of peers and a first choice for prospective students and parents).


Andrew said...

Thanks for the shout-out and plug, Andrea. Your column was right on, as usual. I like Dan Kehn's suggestion about inviting top choices to campus for an informal discussion before going down the road of creating an RFP. I'll remember that advice, next time we consider hiring a consultant.

Andrea Jarrell said...

Thanks Andy. Apologies for taking awhile to post your comment.