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Retrofitting Colleges for Lifelong Learning

Fracture lines can be seen everywhere in America’s higher education system, from changing reasons for attending college to a significant mismatch between the skills employers seek and those students possess upon graduation. These pressures are fueling innovation across the higher education ecosystem. The question facing colleges and universities is how to marry the best of a liberal arts education while focusing on student outcomes to effectively adapt higher education for lifelong learning. Join Ohio University and Deloitte Consulting to explore the emerging higher education landscape and one university’s response.

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  1. Explore the emerging higher education landscape befitting of the digital age and of today’s tech-savvy students.
  2. Learn how Ohio University is responding to pressures and changes in the higher education landscape while focusing on student outcomes.
  3. Discuss how higher education institutions and businesses can collaborate to close the skills gap and promote student success.


  • Linsey Sledge, Associate Director of Employer Relations, Ohio University
  • Jennifer Murphy, Executive Director of Career Management and Academic Services, Ohio University
  • Tiffany Fishman, Senior Research Manager, Deloitte Services LLP
  • Allan Ludgate, Education Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Linsey Sledge, Assoc Dir of Employer Relations, Ohio University

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