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Core Education Expands Affiliate Network with The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 21, 2023 – Core Education, a public benefit corporation on a mission to transform the business model for small- and mid-sized colleges and universities, has signed an operating agreement with The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (The Alliance) to unleash its shared service platform and business transformation solutions. The agreement…

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Core Education Announces New Operating Agreement, Expands Network with Affiliate Member

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 14, 2023 – Core Education Services, a public benefit corporation on a mission to futureproof small and mid-sized colleges and universities, today announced, it has signed an operating agreement with Christian Education Services (CES) ( to help faith-based institutions transform their business model. The agreement allows Core and CES to jointly provide…

Crain's Detroit Business

Crain’s Detroit Business: Metro Detroit expat launches network to offer small colleges big-school services

Our executive chairman Rick Beyer sat down with Crain’s Detroit Business to discuss how economies of scale can help small and midsize institutions put students first. *** Virginia-based Core Education Services PBC, founded by a Detroit expat, has launched a new network to provide shared services to small and mid-sized colleges and universities seeking to transform their…

Changing Higher Ed Podcast

Changing Higher Ed Podcast: Rick Beyer & Drumm McNaughton

Our Executive Chairman Rick Beyer joined Dr. Drumm McNaughton on the Changing Higher Ed podcast to discuss paths to long-term prosperity for small and midsize institutions across the country.  Listen in here:

Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed: New Affiliate Network Launches to Meet Colleges’ Needs

We are very excited to see what the HigherEd community is saying about yesterday’s launch of the Core Affiliate Network!  Read more at Inside Higher Ed: “New Affiliate Network Launches to Meet Colleges’ Needs”


Official Launch: Core Affiliate Network™

The Core Affiliate Network™ officially launches today, empowering small and midsized institutions to transform their business models through economies of scale. This is an important step toward prosperity for our ten member institutions and the students they serve! Press Release:

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Case Study – Institutional Research

Challenge:   Institutional research is a crucial function within any college or university.  It is a necessary regulatory requirement, but it can also provide valuable business intelligence for operations, finance, and enrollment improvement.   Too often the IR function will only focus on academic outcomes and regulatory reporting due to limited capacity or expertise.  Hiring and retaining…


35 Technical Competencies Critical to Higher Ed

Our research shows there are thirty-five technical competency areas higher education institutions need to possess to effectively operate their organization. For small and mid-sized institutions many technical employees are wearing multiple hats with limited experience. This creates unnecessary inefficiencies and risks to the institution. Using economies of scale, Core Education shares its technical resources across our…


International Women's Day

Core Celebrates International Women’s Day

Today, individuals, groups, and entire organizations have an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements, while remaining committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Embrace Equity,” which is one we can support within our own worlds and circles of influence. Did you know? When colleges and universities were being…

Dante' Announcement

Dante’ Wade Announcement

Core Education is excited to announce that Dante’ Wade has joined as our Assistant Vice President, Information Technology Corporate Partnerships. Dante’ brings a proven track record within the workforce development sector, building relationships and helping hundreds of students establish information technology careers. Core’s affiliates will benefit from Dante’s innovative, community-minded approach to leadership.

Jayson Boyers Announcement

Jayson Boyers Announcement

Core Education is pleased to announce that Jayson Boyers, Ed.D. has joined our organization as Sr. Vice President, Business Process and Operations. Jayson is a successful chief executive and transformational operating leader, serving as a Vice President at Champlain College and the President of Cleary University and Rosemont College. Core’s affiliates will benefit from Jayson’s…

Hybrid Learning

Overwhelming Demand for Online Classes Reshapes CA Community Colleges

Hybrid learning, which blends online and in-person, is here to stay because students like it – especially those who live on campus. As more on-campus students opt for hybrid learning environments, small and midsize institutions will have a significant opportunity to boost enrollment if they are willing to transform their business models. Read more at…

Inside Higher Ed 9-29-22

New Gates Foundation Study Explores why People Drop Out or Don’t Enroll

Consumer sentiment in the higher education marketplace has already shifted. We now have ten consecutive years of declining student demand for undergraduate degrees and a corresponding rise in demand for skills-based certificates, badges, and other credentials. In fact, 70 percent of survey respondents now agree that on-the-job training is the best way to advance a…

Higher Ed Drive IT Certifications

IT certifications ease tech job access as employers lower degree requirements

Another reminder of why it’s so important for small and midsize institutions to diversify revenue and augment their financial model with workforce development programming.

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Tom Corrigan Announcement

Core is pleased to announce that Tom Corrigan has recently joined as our Assistant Vice President of Corporate Outreach. Tom brings 15+ years of multi-industry business development and career services experience. Core’s affiliates will benefit from Tom’s expertise in nurturing value-added employer partnerships with higher education institutions across the Northeast United States.

Crains Forum

Small and Mid-sized Colleges at a Crossroads

Many small and mid-size colleges and universities across the United States are facing significant enrollment headwinds from a demographic cliff as well as the overall decline in demand for undergraduate degrees. Transforming the higher education business model requires new approaches to enrollment management as well as offering innovative programming. As colleges learn how they can…

Pam Highlight

Employee Highlight: Pam Notemyer Rogers

Core is proud to highlight Pamela Notemyer Rogers, our Senior Vice President, Client Strategy. Pam has more than twenty years of experience in campus operations ranging from financial aid, student services, enrollment and marketing. Pam and her team ensure the smooth launch and seamless integration of Core’s supporting services including revenue growth and diversification, technology stabilization,…

Geoffrey Announcement

Geoffrey Roche Announcement

Core is excited to announce Geoffrey Roche as our new Senior Vice President, National Health Care Practice. Geoffrey and his team will be leading the efforts to promote health care programming from our institutional partners to major employers to assist them in their workforce development needs. Small and mid-size colleges and universities will be able…