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President, Stevens Strategy Group, LLC

John Stevens is Founder and President of Stevens Strategy, LLC, a full-service consulting firm specializing in managing the process of strategic change in colleges, universities and schools. He has more than 40 years of higher education experience in strategic planning, institutional organization and governance, process redesign, financial planning, information system selection and implementation, collective bargaining and executive search. He has provided consulting service to approximately 100 independent and public institutions from our nation’s largest universities to its smallest colleges and schools, specializing in small to mid-sized institutions and the process of strategic change within them.


  • Institutional Vision and Strategy: Strategic Planning, Focused Strategic Planning, The University of the Future

  • Strategic Organizational Leadership: Strategic Governance, Board Self-assessment, Institutional Risk Assessment, Smart Transition/Succession Planning

  • Markets and Program Analytics: , Academic Program Review (PRO Process and Annual), Pricing, Applicant Success Assessment

  • Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Institution-wide Policy Manual Development: Faculty and Board Bylaws

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