The idea of Academic Assembly was born out of years working in positions of global leadership and strategy at educational institutions, combined with an entrepreneurial will to help institutions get something done, despite unique challenges of institutional budgets and bureaucracy.
The team assembled by Academic Assembly understands the experience of school, college and university leaders who have faced the day-to-day challenges of managing international operations. We understand this experience because we have all lived it. Academic Assembly’s goal is to greatly simplify the challenges of global operations.
Most colleges and universities, and many other educational institutions, have now included internationalization into their mission statements and strategic planning documents. The unfortunate reality, however, is that most international offices are understaffed and under-resourced. Further, many offices responsible for executing the international strategy lack training, proper support and guidance – they are, in many cases, learning on the job through trial-and-error. Achieving institutional objectives often require identifying numerous vendors in many colleges, and then entering into contracts that institutional counsel often finds overwhelming. Compounding this are the huge hurdles imposed by foreign governments and difficulties in bridging cultural, academic and business practices. We understand these challenges and aim to empowering educational institutions to achieve their objectives more quickly and economically.
The Academic Assembly founding team is uniquely qualified to assist your institution. The team includes members who have served as university presidents, chief financial officers, senior international officers, and alumni development officers. In addition, we have internal legal expertise focused on education regulation and compliance, global business operations, global payments and risk management. Operational expertise in international student recruiting, institutional marketing, and strategic planning round out our portfolio.
I invite you to explore the full range of services Academic Assembly offers and, please, if you have any questions, just contact us.
Wishing you great success globally,
Dr. Mitch Leventhal, Chair