Thank you for visiting Academic Assembly, an organization born out of the experience of college and university leaders who have faced the day-to-day challenges of managing international operations. Academic Assembly’s mission is to simplify the challenges of global enterprise by providing a suite of solutions customized to the needs of academic institutions.
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. The founders of Academic Assembly understand these challenges and are building a company with the aim of empowering educational institutions to achieve their objectives more quickly and economically, with a trusted partner that has an intimate understanding of American education.
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. In the coming months, Academic Assembly will be rolling out a suite of solutions addressing specific challenges faced by numerous institutional operating units.
Dr. Mitch Leventhal, Chairman