Our Experts

Our Team of Experts

An experienced team of problem solvers with a client-first attitude.

Our Squad Sets Us Apart

Instructional designers, SEO strategists, enrollment specialists, IT experts, admissions counselors, data analysts are just a half dozen of the skilled team members at Collegis Education. The people who dive into each of our partners’ missions, goals and values are integral to our ability to deliver for our partners. Our culture is fueled on collaboration and forged on the understanding that the team is always stronger than the individual.

While the experts you’ll meet here have their own roles, there are qualities they share. They are subject matter experts and problem solvers, clear communicators and big picture thinkers. They apply the lessons learned from each engagement to help the next partner be more efficient, innovative and financially secure.

Our Lineup

Technology Management

The future of higher education is digital. Our team of technologists come from every corner of the discipline, applying their ingenuity and expertise to devise elegant, effective solutions that deliver tangible results for our partners.

Enrollment Growth

Colleges and universities use marketing, communications and research for mission-critical strategies like enrollment, retention, and lifelong alumni engagement. Our team of professionals apply their expertise in capturing attention and building relationships to help our partners thrive.

Partner Strategy

Helping our partner institutions envision a better future is how our teams approach solution development. This is a challenging and exciting time in higher education and these professionals are our ambassadors, conveying the possibilities and delivering on this promise to schools.

Leadership

Our executive team lives and breathes higher education. Their past experience inside institutions informs their vision for how data and technology can help schools transform to meet challenges and capture opportunities.

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Dr. Tracy Chapman

Tracy A. Chapman, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer

Tracy A. Chapman, Ph.D., joined Collegis in 2021 as our chief academic officer. Prior to Collegis, she was dean of the School for Professional Studies and associate provost for Distance Education at Saint Louis University (SLU). Dr. Chapman’s expertise in distance education has helped Collegis deepen its partnership with schools to expand their remote learning offerings, build engagement with new programming and grow enrollment through partnerships.

Dr. Chapman believes: “Employing proven distance education best practices is critically important when planning, developing and delivering distance education, doing so helps ensure students are able to access and engage with the learning experiences.”

Dr. Chapman is sought after for her perspective on the topic. Most recently, she contributed a chapter on distance learning for An Introduction to Medical Teaching, a textbook for instructors on the core concepts of effective teaching practice and innovations for curriculum design, delivery and assessment. Within, she writes about her experiences and best practices learned at SLU and Creighton University, including describing a selection of technologies for use in distance education, accessibility and key considerations related to equity and inclusion in the distance learning environment.

Kim Fahey

Kim Fahey, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

What does Women’s History Month mean to you?

It’s a great opportunity to purposely acknowledge the accomplishments of so many amazing women. It is a shame that there continues to be disparity in gender representation at executive levels and I am so proud to be representing women in the CIO role that 82% of the time is filled by a man. CEOs are even lower at about 6%. But given these numbers it stands to reason that if we didn’t take the time to focus on women leaders, inventors, teachers, doctors, etc. this month we would lose so many stories and important perspectives.

What piece of advice would you give to women in technology careers?

Even though you are likely one of the only or very few women at the table, you have earned the right to be there. Have confidence in your abilities and the experience you bring to a situation. Collaborate and seek advice from those you trust. Take the time to assess and understand a situation then decisively share your recommendation and, if it is your responsibility, make a decision and move forward.

Patrick Green

Patrick Green, Vice President of Enrollment Solutions

What advice would you give to enrollment professionals given the current challenges?

Use your data to understand what is working and allow your team to try different techniques and tactics in engaging prospective students. Your entire team should be striving to make stronger and more effective conversations or connections with students. Build an environment where your team understands that they can impact the lives of the students with whom they are speaking. Always coach and develop the team.

Matt Lachey

Matt Lachey, Associate Vice President, Partner Solutions

How does Collegis Education create solutions to address each school’s unique challenges?

While there are uniform best practices, there’s simply not a “one-size-fits-all” approach that works in higher ed. We pride ourselves on developing the right solutions based on the specific needs and opportunities of our partners. We assess where an institution is on a “marketing, technology and student experience” maturity curve. We focus on identifying and shoring up key areas such as data infrastructure and website strategy, etc., to build a foundation that will help accelerate growth over time. At the same time, we also look for those quick wins and high impact areas that can provide meaningful short- and medium-term results.

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