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Global Higher Education Development Associates



Dr. Paul Corts


Dr. Jim Mannoia

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The mission of G-HEDA (pronounced Gee-hee’-Da) is to provide world class consulting advice to support the higher education goals of institutions outside the United States.  These may be public or private, large or small, longstanding or fledgling, secular or faith-based.  In each case G-HEDA builds on the long time experience and combined professional networks of the founding partners, Dr. Paul Corts and Dr. Jim Mannoia, to provide both onsite and online advising services across the full spectrum of university planning, operations, and governance. 

(Served by one of our Associates)

Anderson University (SC)

Christ's College (Taiwan)

Cornerstone Institute (South Africa)

Crown College

Dordt College

East Texas Baptist University

Eastern University

Erskine College

Greenville College

George Fox University

Handong University (Korea)

Hardin-‐Simmons University

Hope Africa University (Burundi)

Huntington University

Immanuel University (India)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Johnson University

Judson University

LeTourneau University

LCC International University (Lithuania)

Lincoln Christian University

Medes American University Strategy

    Group (Kurdistan)

Montreat College 

Mt. Vernon University

Northwest Nazarene University

Oklahoma Baptist University 

Point Loma Nazarene University 

Regent University

Rwandan Ministry of Higher Education

Southwestern Christian University

The King’s College

University of Sioux Falls

Southern Cross University (Australia)
WASC - Western Association of Colleges

and Universities  

Wayland Baptist University

Wheaton College (IL)

  1. Administrative Reviews: G-HEDA offers short and medium term consultancies for review of senior administrative systems in universities in the U.S. and abroad.  Drawing on the extensive experience of the two principals, both in higher education and government, reviews can be conducted to provide external perspective and improvement of administrative structures and personnel.

  2. Governance:  G-HEDA provides evaluation and recommendations regarding institutional governance policies, including board composition, selection, and ongoing evaluative policies as well as board policies for institutional oversight. 

  3. Capacity Building: G-HEDA partners with institutional officers to help identify channels and tools for identification of suitable staff worldwide to fill faculty and administrative positions. 

  4. Strategic Planning: G-HEDA offers initial advice on the broad direction for an institutional strategic planning process and occasional ongoing “tune-ups” as the process unfolds.

  5. Curriculum: G-HEDA offers short term consultancy to guide the general framing of programs in general education, especially in the liberal arts.

  6. Partnerships: G-HEDA offers advice on a retainer basis for identifying, soliciting, framing, and establishing partnerships with other institutions for both curricular and administrative cooperation.  For this, the two principals draw on their wide network of relationships as well as their extensive familiarity with other institutions.

  7. Mentoring: G-HEDA offers coaching either on a fixed short or longer term basis.  In consultation with the client, the principals may elect to perform this service themselves, or identify others to do it from within their large personal networks within higher education.

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