The Higher Education Dive Awards for 2017
The awards for Higher Education recognize the industry’s top disruptors and innovators. These leaders, institutions and trends are transforming the industry and shaping the future.
President of the Year
Oakley said that as a nation, we’ve reached “the critical junction we’re in where these colleges are serving the role as gateway to the kinds of students we need, the kind of people we need to push forward our economy, and we’re not going to get there without community colleges.”See the full story
Institution of the Year
The University of South Florida has nearly eliminated the graduation gap between race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.See the full story
Innovation of the Year
Faculty and higher ed advocates have cried foul, saying the deal will allow the for-profit company to continue to operate without facing scrutiny from federal regulators. But supporters say it will allow the university to incorporate a strong online infrastructure which would allow it to meet the needs of more students.See the full story
Disruption of the Year
Though this administration has not done anything specifically targeting higher ed, several of its proposals, pronouncements and missteps have greatly impacted the industry.See the full story
Obsession of the Year
The profile of the college campuses has changed dramatically over the last decade with an influx of students from more diverse socioeconomic, gender and ethnic backgrounds — so much so that the industry term “nontraditional” is now really just the new traditional.See the full story
As a tool social media use can have significant ancillary benefits. It can help leaders connect more personally with students and during urgent times when they need to reach campus members quickly, improve the overall public profile of the institutions as a place that is modern and invests in student ROI.See the full story
Missed Opportunity of the Year
The bill, which initially expired in 2013, was extended to 2016 to allow Congress time to work out amendments and other changes.See the full story
The 2017 Dive Awards were distributed across our fourteen vertical markets: BioPharma, CIO, Construction, Education, Food, Healthcare, HR, Marketing, Mobile Marketer, Retail, Smart Cities, Supply Chain, Utility, and Waste. See all the Dive Award winners here.