Building capacity for large-scale change in higher education

Who We Work With

We help higher education leaders meet their goals through improved collaboration between stakeholder groups, accelerated progress on key initiatives, and clear-eyed attention to business planning. Our distinctive approach to change management combined with strategic attention to resource allocation set Sova apart at a critical time in higher education’s evolution.

How We Help

Business Planning

We help higher education leaders and the institutions they serve examine how resources are allocated and how their operations support their mission. We help identify ways to diversify revenue and achieve greater financial and mission impact through the development of business models and support for organizations in transition.

Change Leadership

We help higher education leaders and the institutions they serve build healthy cultures for student-success innovation. We provide neutral facilitation to help leaders navigate complex challenges, and we provide support to build the capacity of leaders at every level to engage critical stakeholders as true partners in the hard work of change.

Process Improvement

We help higher education leaders and the institutions they serve move ideas to sustainable change through the process of identifying, analyzing, and improving existing processes. We provide the support necessary to build on strengths, create efficiencies, and fill operational gaps through a focus on process mapping, redesign, monitoring, and continuous learning.

Our Team

About SovaSova’s mission is to accelerate the pace and improve the quality of complex problem solving in higher education and workforce development. Driven by a core commitment to advancing genuine socioeconomic mobility through education, we help higher education leaders seize opportunities and avoid pitfalls as they move from strategy to action, from solution to implementation, and from pilot to scaled intervention. Sova pursues its mission through distinctive approaches to change leadership and process improvement.

In Their Words

Sova has worked side-by-side with us to strengthen our college’s culture of student success in ways that we could not have done on our own. Read more
Richard RhodesPresidentAustin Community College
Sova has worked side-by-side with us to strengthen our college’s culture of student success in ways that we could not have done on our own. They’ve helped us take a hard look at ourselves, celebrating our assets and challenging us to aim higher — and they’ve done so in ways that have garnered the trust and active engagement of a wide range of our college stakeholders. Sova has been a uniquely valuable partner to us as we’ve worked to create a true culture of innovation and care on behalf of our students.
Richard RhodesPresidentAustin Community College

Project Spotlights

Pathways Partner Collaborative

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Sova provides grantee facilitation and capacity building support through the Pathways Partner Collaborative, a group of organizations committed to improving rates of college completion, transfer, and attainment of jobs with value in the labor market.

Tackling Transfer

HCM Strategists and The Aspen Institute

Sova partners with The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, and HCM Strategists on a multi-year project to tackle persistent transfer challenges and improve transfer student outcomes across the country.