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Higher Education

Chairing a Search Committee in Higher Education

Conference room
by Nicole E. Zeller
Are you part of a search committee at your college or university? Do you know someone who is? Review our expertís Top 9 suggestions on what the best committee chairs do! Read more

Helbling to Exhibit at APPA's Eastern Region (ERAPPA) Conference

Boston College
by Nicole E. Zeller
Attending ERAPPA 2019 next week? Helbling's Jim Lord and Tom Dunn will be joining sessions and manning our booth 609. Stop by to say hello and get acquainted (and pick up our interview guide for facilities hiring managers in higher education)! Read more

SCUP Conferences To Focus on Key Issues Impacting Higher Ed Facilities and Capital Planning

University building
by Sami Barry
SCUP's North Atlantic & Mid-Atlantic Conferences will provide great forums for facilities and capital planning professionals to discuss key issues impacting their institutions. Helbling consultants Jim Lord, Tom Dunn, and Wendy Zang will be attending. Read more

Modern Libraries in Higher Education ~ Functional & Cool

by Sami Barry
Many higher education institutions have built new or renovated their libraries over the last several years - taking them from quiet traditional study areas to technologically-advanced collaboration facilities. See for yourself how cool "the library" can be.... Read more

As Sure as the Leaves are Changing, So is Grounds and Maintenance

College clock tower
The competitive nature of academia pushes the look, feel, and safety of a campus to the forefront, attracting more students, researchers, entertainment, athletic departments, and, ultimately, funding. Many universities are seeking improvements to their grounds and finding talented professionals... Read more

The Latest in Student Housing - Universities with the largest programs and the developers who are supporting them

College dorm
by Sami Barry
Student enrollment and retention are obviously the focus of all universities and colleges. It used to be that institutions addressed these concepts by simply providing strong academic programs. Then, along came the whole concept of a beautiful campus and facilities, especially student housing. Read more

U.S. Higher Education Construction Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Aerial view of Cornell University arts quad
by Sami Barry
Whether you work directly for a higher education institution or youíre involved in the sector from an architecture, engineering, construction, or real estate perspective, itís highly likely youíre aware of the construction activity on U.S. college and university campuses. Read more

Search Case Study: Assistant Vice President for Physical Plant Division of a university

Physical Plant
by Sami Barry
Executive Search Case Study: Assistant Vice President for Physical Plant Division for a Southeast research university. Helbling worked closely with a repeat client, one of the nationís leading research institutions, to secure an AVP for its Physical Plant Division. The selected candidate directs Read more

Executive Search Case Study: University AVC Facilities

University Building
Helbling Executive Search Case Study: Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities for a public research university. Read more

The Evolution of the University Planner

Campus map
Itís one thing to have someone who can assess building usage and mitigate expenditures; itís another to have someone who can plan, organize, and even redistribute space in a way that enhances your institutionís learning experience and integrates its culture. Introducing the new university planner. Read more