Higher Education

“Elmore Alexander – a leader in business higher education.”

Elmore Alexander’s career in higher education has spanned 40 years and a variety of both public and private intuitions. He has extensive experience in executive education beginning with his leadership as director of the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis. At American University, he received a grant from the Agency for International Development to design and implement a small business management technical assistance and training program for Morocco. At Johns Hopkins University, he worked with Laureate Education, Inc. (when it was known as Sylvan Learning Systems) to develop one of the first comprehensive on-line graduate programs (“The Business of Medicine”). His on-line educational experience continued at Philadelphia University where he received a grant from the Department of Education to develop an on-line MBA in Textile and Apparel Marketing. At Marist College, he was responsible for on-line MBA and MPA programs. The on-line MBA was ranked 13th in the country during his tenure.


Alexander has also been a leader in business education. He has served as the president of both the Mid-Atlantic Association of College of Business Administration and the Northeastern Business Deans’ Association as well as chair of the Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division of the Academy of Management.  He currently serves on the Board of Governors of Les Roches Global Hospitality Education in Switzerland.


Alexander has been extensively involved in strategic planning within higher education leading academic organizations through comprehensive strategic planning processes.




Higher Education Blog Posts

The Internal Conflict Underlying College Closures

July 12, 2019 Econsult Solutions, Inc. has positioned itself as a preferred provider of economic and social impact studies and related advisory services for institutions of higher education of all sizes and types. Learn more about our capabilities.  Recently, while visiting with friends, we spoke of their son’s alma mater, one of the many small liberal Continue reading →

Higher Education: What Will It Look Like in 5 Years

Blog published by ESI/EConsult Solutions, Inc. (April 11, 2019) — written by Elmore Alexander (https://econsultsolutions.com/higher-education-in-five-years/) I had completed organizing my thoughts for this blog post weeks before the the college admissions scandal. This has caused me to rethink what I believe the most important drivers of change for higher education in the next five years Continue reading →

Artificial Intelligence: Enhancing Learning or Threatening the Academy?

Artificial intelligence: Enhancing learning or threatening the academy?  

Artificial Intelligence: Must the Challenge to Human Decision Making be an Either/Or Proposition?

Posted on January 9, 2018 Concerns regarding artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation have recently received a considerable amount of attention. Do these advancements pose a threat that will destroy the jobs created in the post-industrial revolution at best or at worst leave us all as physically passive creatures reclining on lounge chairs in the world Continue reading →

The Affordability Trap: How to Use Tuition to Frame IT Projects

Posted on June 13, 2017  The excitement of college acceptances is now past for the Class of 2021 and their parents. Conversations have now moved from “Where will I go to college?” to “How are we going to pay for college?”. College affordability dominates both discussions on campus and in the general public. With the Continue reading →