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“I have observed Rick work well with both faculty and trustees.  He provides relevant information, asks good questions, and listens well. I’ve been pleased with the work he’s done for Greenville University and certainly would recommend him to my presidential colleagues.”


Dr. Ivan Filby

President, Greenville University

“I was contemplating some organizational and structural changes at the university and was interested in both how other schools were organized in similar areas as well as what the internal political ramification might be if I made these changes. I was looking for an outside perspective on these issues and Rick was able to use his connections with many different institutions similar to ours to provide the external comparison I needed. He was also able to use his well-developed people skills and knowledge of higher education to conduct internal interviews with key individuals and groups to make insightful recommendations to me on how to best navigate the internal changes I was considering.”

Dr. Kerry Fulcher
Provost, Point Loma Nazarene University

"Rick Ostrander has been one of the most influential outside contributors to our organization's strategy and growth and helped us form one of our largest communities—the CCCU/Acadeum Consortium.  His vision for higher education and ability to execute a plan, combined with his expertise and relationships in the industry, make him an invaluable resource to any company, college, or university.  His ability to balance institutional success with student outcomes is a skill leaders need, both within and beyond the campus.  I would highly recommend working with Rick if you get the chance to do so."

Nathan Green
Co-founder, Acadeum

"Rick Ostrander coached two administrators under my supervision at George Fox University.  He is insightful, timely, and worked well with two very different leadership styles and needs.  He provided an excellent mix of experiences that facilitated self-examination, awareness, and growth for both administrators.  I will be looking for opportunities to engage Dr. Ostrander again in the near future."

Dr. Linda Samek
Provost, George Fox University

"Rick did a wonderful job surveying the landscape of higher education for our faculty, and that helped spark some creative and energetic discussions about our future."

Dr. Mark Sargent

Provost, Westmont College

“Rick provided a careful and thorough analysis for the review of a new program initiative for our campus.  His involvement in the process was invaluable.  He asked thoughtful and probing questions that demonstrated that he understood higher education well and colleges like Geneva in particular.“

Dr. Melinda Stephens

Provost, Geneva College

"Recently, Rick was the keynote speaker at Crown College’s Academic Lectureship Series. Dr. Ostrander’s lectures were inspiring, challenging, and encouraging.  His advice to live counter-culturally meant a lot to our students, staff, and faculty. His advice was inspirational and practical.  Finally, Rick’s presentation to Crown faculty and staff on the future of Christian higher education was compelling and challenging."


Dr. Scott Moats

Provost, Crown College


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