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Ambrose Writes Book on Financial Crises and Exigency in Higher Ed Institutions

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by Jewel Caruso

Chuck Ambrose (EdD 1989) co-wrote a new book with Michael Nietzel, Colleges on the Brink: The Case for Financial Exigency, released on December 15th. 

Ambrose and Nietzel explore the financial crises that colleges are facing in the post-pandemic era and ways to help resolve the problems. They further discuss and give tools for institutions to regain their financial health, establish financial exigency, and how to overhaul their budget to come back from the brink. 

“Chuck Ambrose and Mike Nietzel, two college presidents with decades of diverse experiences in higher education, provide a clear-eyed, timely, and well-researched assessment of the challenges ahead, with a bold roadmap to financial sustainability through restructuring and reform,” said Tom Harnish, vice president for government relations at SHEEO. 

Ambrose is currently a senior consultant for higher education strategy with Husch Blackwell. He had previously served as the first-ever chancellor of Henderson State University where he steered the institution through a challenging financial restructuring . Before that, Ambrose was CEO and President of KnowledgeWorks, and he had served as the University of Central Missouri’s 15th president. 

Ambrose and Nietzel both joined The EdUp Experience Podcast with host Dr. Joe Sallustio promoting their book in Episode 748: Avoiding Crisis

Congratulations on this exciting accomplishment.

Colleges on the Brink can be viewed here.

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