On Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu sent the following message inviting faculty and staff to a “State of the Sector” presentation:

Dear Campus Community,

Happy first day of classes! I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful holiday break, and it is exciting to see most of you back on campus again!

On behalf of the Faculty Senate, Speaker William Veal and I would like to invite you to a “State of the Sector” presentation hosted by EAB Research Advisor, Logan Morris. Logan’s work at EAB focuses on strategic enrollment management, college websites and communication, and advising colleges on meeting evolving student needs during the pandemic.

Please join us next Tuesday, January 17, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the Stern Center Ballroom for the full presentation, followed by a brief recap of the discussion at the Faculty Senate meeting later that evening. The event is open to all faculty and staff, and will be recorded for those who are unable to attend in-person. More information regarding the content of the presentation can be found below:

At every turn, higher ed institutions must now compete to be the institution of choice – for their students, their talent, their research funding – all of which present with heightened scarcity post-COVID. Alternatives for each stakeholder have proliferated across (and even beyond) higher ed, intensifying the competitive playing field. With advantage conferred to scale, flexibility and clearly articulated (differentiated) value propositions, institutions must understand the quickly evolving dimensions of competition and develop capabilities that allow them to become and remain institutions of choice. Components of EAB’s Higher Ed State of the Sector research include:

  • How the Run to Scale is Shaping the Higher Ed Market
  • The Talent Crunch that is Here to Stay
  • The Online Revolution in Established Graduate Programs 
  • The Realities of the Demographic Cliff and the Importance of Market Share

I hope you are able to join us for this important conversation, and I look forward to another exciting semester at the College!


Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.
College of Charleston