Tom has over 40 years of experience in higher education. Over the past 30 years, he has consulted with over 100 colleges and universities both nationally and internationally. Tom’s proficiency includes higher education leadership, student affairs, athletics, development, and collaborative partnerships. By working closely with the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) for over 20 years, Tom has working familiarity with the culture and challenges of private education. He has been a vice president, president of an entrepreneurial unit within a university, dean, coach, and faculty member.