A Crisis of Confidence

Small and Midsize Colleges and their Future Prosperity

June 14, 2023 at 2 PM ET

Learn how taking a different approach to business model transformation can lead your institution to new height of success.

Institutional Prosperity Within Reach

Partnering with small and mid-sized colleges and universities to transform the business model 


Revenue Growth

Imagine revenue growth and diversified beyond net tuition      



Imagine technology being a catalyst for the whole institution


Operational Effectiveness

Imagine systems that are fast and easy to use                                  


Financial Strategy

Imagine a financial strategy matching the needs of your strategic plan

$ 50 M

System Budget


We are mission-driven partners to small and mid-sized institutions

AdventHealth University, Anderson University, Andrews University, Goddard College, Greensboro College, Pacific Union College, Regis College, St. Ambrose University, Siena Heights University, Southern Adventist University, Union College, Walla Walla University, and Washington Adventist University 

Core is an operating partner, which means we integrate horizontally across the critical operating functions of a college or university. The teams we deploy have deep expertise within those areas but work collaboratively to break down silos.

While we provide strategic and operational insights for our affiliate partners, our focus is on actively impacting results. We deploy our people, services, and resources into the day-to-day operations of our partner institutions.

We are a mission-driven company that is dedicated to transforming small and mid-sized colleges and universities.  As a public benefit corporation we are bound to serving this mission for the public good. 

Boards are at their best when they are strategically focused on their institution’s future, aiming for goals that are big enough to make a difference. Rather than engaging at a tactical level, successful boards empower campus leaders to execute on a mandate for transformation.


We Provide

Capital Strategy

Core works with our partners to create a viable business model for the future that outlines key operating ratios and recommended reserves. We align this work with strategic growth building blocks, margin growth, operational execution timelines, and implementation services that we perform with you as your partner. We also work closely with our partners to help unlock the balance sheet for strategic investments.


Core meets our partners where they are to stabilize and then modernize the digital backbone of campus, revenue, and enterprise technology. Our deep pool of resources allows us to actively manage IT departments through partial or full managed services.

Academic Services

Core curates a library of turn-key, online workforce development certificates and degree courses that are private-labeled for deployment by our partners. We provide faculty-sharing, prior learning assessments, input on course development and design, and forward-looking market-aligned programmatic research.

Revenue Growth and Diversification

Alongside our institutional partners, Core assists in actively managing campus, online, and workforce enrollment programs. Core runs an active contact center and robust CRM to nurture leads and drive on-campus, online, and workforce development yield for our partners.

Operating Effectiveness

Core works with our institutional partners to eliminate internal barriers to success. These may include out-of-market operating policies, rhythms, and workflows. The Core teams works side-by-side with our institutional partners to execute on ambitious goals.

Venture Philanthrophy

Core enhances existing institutional development work with our partners by creating business cases to raise funds for our partners' most strategic initiatives. We provide contact and relationship-building strategies for cultivating support from both individual and institutional donors. We also provide treasury services, real estate, and endowment management support to alleviate the pressures our partners are facing in the current environment.

Rick Beyer talking about the foundations of transformation


Institutional Partners

“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream, which fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.”

- President John F. Kennedy


Meet Our Executive Team

A Crisis of Confidence

Small and Midsize Colleges and their Future Prosperity

June 14, 2023 at 2 PM ET

Learn how taking a different approach to business model transformation can lead your institution to new height of success.