The Next Big Thing

President to President is a higher education thought leadership series written by university presidents for university presidents. Each year, the series focuses on a different aspect of the higher education industry. The 2019-2020 edition of President to President, titled “The Next Big Thing,” explores how higher education institutions can address ever-evolving student and parent expectations, learning needs, shifting demographics, and more. 

The next big thing in higher education is upon us, but university presidents know it’s not just one thing shaping the future on their campuses. This year’s President to President series examines how leading universities deliver student experiences that are so much more than personalized—they are creatively individualized, supporting the whole student, their journey, and their high expectations. From fostering entrepreneurism and creative Public-Private Partnerships to changes to the brick-and-mortar campus, sustainability, housing, and mental health, presidents are playing a role in shaping campus life, which is more consumer-centric than ever before

Each chapter of President to President is authored by a notable thought leader whose institution is at the forefront of innovative philosophies and practices that give their institution competitive advantage. Frequently published higher education authors Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., and Marylouise Fennell, Ed.D., serve as editors for this series. Each month, one chapter will be distributed and promoted electronically, as well as posted on www.president2president.com. At the end of the series, the foreword and chapters will be published into a thought-provoking collection on the topic and made available as a reference resource.