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ACHE Webinar ~ From Inputs to Outputs: Education to Employment

  • June 17, 2015
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ACHE Summer Webinar Series

From Inputs to Outputs:
Education to Employment

Webinar description:

This session explores how discussions about educational outcomes have become increasingly focused on career outcomes, with resulting new responsibilities for colleges and universities to foster work readiness and employability. En route, we’ll seek to identify the role of collaboration between institutions of higher learning and employers in realizing these sorts of outcomes, and consider diverse opportunities for partnership that can enhance outcomes for students, employers, and institutions. Supporting this analysis will be a summary of a small number of cases of institutions employing work readiness approaches in non-traditional student contexts.

Presenter Biography: 

Peter Stokes
Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group

Peter works with college and university leaders to assist them in setting strategy to support institutional differentiation, growth, expansion, and improved performance. He has worked with hundreds of institutions across the U.S. and globally to support their efforts to reach new audiences and achieve compelling student outcomes by focusing on work readiness and employability, competency-based education models, online learning, adaptive learning, geographic expansion, internationalization, and non-traditional student markets.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Huron Education, Peter served at the Vice President for Global Strategy and Business Development at Northeastern University, where he also previously served as the Executive Director for Postsecondary Innovation with the College of Professional Studies. Peter has also held the position of Executive Director within the higher education practice at Russell Reynold Associates, a global executive search firm, and served at Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer at Eduventures, a higher education research firm. He has also worked as a research analyst in the IT industry, and served as the special assistant to the President of management consulting firm. He has also been a lecturer, visiting lecturer, and part-time lecturer at, respectively, Tufts University, the Massachusetts College of Art, and Northeastern University.

Peter has worked with a wide variety of institutions and other education organizations in context such as:

  • Assisting colleges and universities in setting institutional strategy, improving competitive positioning, launching new degree programs, expanding their geographic reach and presence, designing new delivery models, selecting technology solutions, improving assessment practices and demonstrating institutional effectiveness, and more.

  • Supporting federal and state agencies in the development of education policy.

  • Providing guidance to higher education foundations on how best to support innovative practices.


  • Ph.D. in English Literature, Stony Brook University

  • B.A. in English Literature, Stony Brook University


  • U.S. Department of Education, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2011

  • Massachusetts Commonwealth Readiness Commission, 2008

  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation Tenth Anniversary Commission, 2007

  • U.S. Department of Education, Spellings Commission on the Future of Higher Education, 2005

Speaking Engagements

Peter is a frequent speaker at conferences such as SXSWedu, the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), the  Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Sloan Consortium, the Excelsior Presidents Forum, and numerous others.

ACHE thanks Peter Stokes for his participation in our 2015 Summer Webinar Series. Visit the Huron Consulting website at

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