Our Partners & Clients

“Voorhees Group LLC facilitated an exellent strategic plan for our college. Theirs was not a ‘cookie cutter’ approach nor was it ‘one size fits all.’ Rather, Rick Voorhees took the time to reach a deep understanding of our strengths and weaknesses and used this information to customize strategies that fit our unique circumstances and to prepare for our upcoming accreditation visit. His facilitative skills in working with diverse groups of stakeholders are top-notch.”

— Tom Mohr, Past President, Cañada College

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Alamo Community Colleges, analysis and coaching of district-wide use of data and information and administrative review of institutional research and informational technology areas, February to April 2007.

American Indian College Fund, assessment and evaluation of tribal college and university construction projects, faculty demographic and attitudes, and accountability, January 2003 to August 2005.

Association for Collegiate Schools of Planning, Research to support faculty performance assessment for accredited urban and regional planning programs, November 2006 to November 2007.

Association for Institutional Research, Ad Hoc Task Force on Evaluation of Institutional Research Offices and training workshops for tribal colleges and universities to increase data capability, August 2004 to 2010.

Association for Institutional Research, evaluation of nationwide graduate certificate programs in institutional research at selected universities, August 2005 to March 2006.

Australian University Quality Agency, Audit [accreditation] panelist. University of Tasmania, Summer 2005.

Australian University Quality Agency, auditing (accreditation) institutional reviews for Australian colleges and universities, March 2005 to 2010.

Baton Rouge Community College, coaching for a Lumina-funded demonstration project to improve success rates of low-income students and students of color, January 2007 to 2010.

Baton Rouge Community College, facilitation of Strategic Planning for New Student Task Force, April 2009.

Bismarck State College, feasibility study for this two-year college’s first baccalaureate degree program in energy management, January to April 2006. Program subsequently approved by the North Dakota University System Board.

Bossier Parish Community College, coaching for a Lumina-funded demonstration project to improve success rates of low-income students and students of color, January 2007 to 2010.

Broward College, coaching for SACS substantive change to create baccalaureate programs. July 2009.

Broward College, Data coaching for Achieving the Dream, August 2004 to August 2010.

Broward College, facilitation of institutional effectiveness workshop, Cabinet Retreat, July 2008.

Broward Community College, facilitation of eLearning Strategic Plan, January to June 2006.

Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Facilitation of an education master planning process, September 2004 to May 2005.

Cañada College, Redwood City, California, facilitation of a strategic planning process, September 2006 to April 2007.

Central Arizona College, facilitation of an education planning process, February to May 2004.

Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia. Creation of student-centric surveys for CDU’s evaluation of teaching and learning, August 2014 to March 2015.

City College of San Francisco, Facilitation of an Education Master Plan, November 2013 to April 2014

Coastline Community College, Facilitation of a strategic planning process and writing of final report. January 2011 to June 2011.

College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California, facilitation of a strategic education master plan, September 2007 to July 2008.

Colorado Community College System, evaluation and planning structures for programs designed to help low-income and minority students succeed, March 2004 to June 2007.

Community College of Denver, development of strategic planning processes and assistance with AQIP accreditation, February to August 2004.

Community College of Spokane, Design of an evaluation plan for a First in the World, US Department of Education (FIPSE) grant proposal, June 2014.

Community Colleges of Spokane, SWOT survey and strategic planning workshop, October 2010.

Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW), development of white papers connecting education and the economy for the 2006 state and mid-term federal elections, July 2006.

Council for Assessment of Experiential Learning (CAEL), community college subject matter expert for the Adult Learning Facilitating Institution (ALFI) survey project, February 2005.

Council for the Advancement of Experiential Education, Evaluation of Maps to Credentials: Creating an Integrated Prior Learning Assessment Model, with Alice Bedard-Voorhees, August 2010 to August 2013.

Developmental Education Initiative, member of the nationwide technical assistance panel funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve student outcomes in the community college, June 2009 to 2011.

Doña Ana Community College, Las Cruces, New Mexico, data coaching for Achieving the Dream, July 2005 to 2009.

Economic Development Board of Bahrain, panel member (through Australian University Quality Agency) for first locally initiated higher education quality audits, August to November 2007.

El Paso Community College, workshop on evaluation on assessing interventions for student success, October 2007.

Global Applied Technical Education, Beijing, PRC. Training in strategic planning techniques for Chinese university presidents, vice presidents, and deans. May 2017 to present.

Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Knowledge and Human Development Authority [equivalent to a national ministry of education], advice on strategic planning for postsecondary education in the Emirate and member of the first University Quality Assurance International Board, October 2007 to November 2011.

Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China, advisory for strategic planning, September to December 2008.

HigherEd.Org, authored a monograph examining the extent of noncredit education in the United States and advice on establishment of a virtual university, February 2007.

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China, training for Chinese institutional research personnel in higher education management, specifically on models for financing higher education, October 2004.

Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ. Facilitation of new mission and vision statements, November 2012 to February 2013.

Hudson Valley Community College and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, study to assess the feasibility of locating programs in a developing clean energy park, February to July 2005.

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, statewide and campus enrollment projections and enrollment management scenarios for 23 campuses, January to May 2008.

Ivy Tech Community College, statewide data coaching for Ivy Tech’s participation in the national Achieving the Dream initiative, June 2009 to August 2010.

JBL and Associates through the Education Credit Management Corporation, senior advisor for PERSIST, A Comprehensive Guide for Student Success in Higher Education, June 2008 to June 2009.

JBL and Associates, Inc., editorial assistance in compiling the Field Guide for the national Achieving the Dream initiative, January 2009 to November 2009.

Jobs for the Future, Formative and Summative Evaluation of the North Carolina Breaking Through Career Pathways Initiative, February 2010 to October 2012.

Jobs for the Future, national evaluation for Breaking Through (a career pathways initiative for low-skilled, low-literate adults), February 2009 to November 2009.

Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, VA. Third party evaluation of a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant to create direct CBE assessment degree programs for select career and technical programs, December 2014 to present.

Louisiana Community and Technical College System, development of data collection processes, templates, and analysis plan to support the LCTCS Strategic Plan, April to July 2007.

Louisiana Technical Colleges, Region 6. Development of a plan for faculty development and eLearning capacity building, March to June 2008.

Meeting the Training Challenge in Renewable Energy Fields, White Paper. A survey of learning objects and resources for curriculum development in sustainable energy, February 2013.

Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ. Facilitation for creating a strategic plan. November 2015 to April 2016.
Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska. Audit of institutional research office and college-wide use of information, June to August 2003.

Midwestern Higher Education Compact, Minneapolis, Minnesota, development of a white paper for increasing workforce development capacity and state-level coordination in 13 Midwest states, June to November 2007.

Morton College, Cicero, IL. Facilitation of strategic planning, February to June 2012.
Morton College, Cicero, Illinois, Keynote for Opening Fall Days, August 2009.

National Association of Campus Activities, Presentations and workshop assistance to create competency-based student leadership development curriculum, July 2014.

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, competency-based curricula, globali

Ohio Board of Regents, consultant for institutional reviews, June 2007 to present.

Oman Accreditation Council, panel member for first university quality audit conducted in the Sultanate, February 2007.

Ranger College, Ranger, TX. Facilitation of strategic planning, April 2013 to October 2013.

Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ. Facilitation of metric setting for strategic planning, January 2017 to April 2017.

Research Evaluation Associates for Latinos (REAL), advisory to project to embed competency-based curriculum management in a community of practice, [with Insites Consulting], July 2004 to September 2008.

Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR. Facilitation of strategic plan refresh, December 2016 to April 2017.

San Mateo Community College District, Facilitation of a district strategic plan, July 2014 to May 2015.

Skyline College, San Bruno, California, facilitation of an education master planning process, February to May 2006.

Social Program Evaluators and Consultants (SPEC), Higher education content expertise for evaluating Lumina’s Goal 2025, a nationwide initiative to increase higher education productivity and degree attainment, August 2008 to March 2015.

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Facilitation of a strategic planning process for this tribal college, April 2009 to September 2009.

State Council for Higher Education in Virginia, statewide enrollment projections for first-time freshmen enrollment in public colleges and universities, February to May 2003.

State of Michigan, Department of Labor and Economic Growth, white paper for feasibility of statewide applied baccalaureate degrees in community colleges, January to April 2008.

State System of Higher Education in South Dakota, statewide training to increase the use of management research in public universities, September 2003

Student Success BY THE NUMBERS, Lead Consultant. Project funded by the Greater Texas Foundation and coordinated by the University of Texas-Austin to increase data capacity and use among Texas community colleges, February 2011 to present.

Suffolk County Community College, facilitation of a strategic planning workshop, February 2007.

Sultanate of Oman, Drafted national standards for higher education quality assurance, April 2011 to November 2011.

tBP Architects, Newport Beach, California, Design of an Academic Plan Proposal for an Education Master Plan, October 2009.

Triton College, Illinois, strategic planning facilitation and review of policies and procedures for student success, December 2009.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Lead facilitator for “Community Colleges Can!” a fast track, collaborative learning experience in which mentee colleges receive coaching, technical assistance and guidance from a mentor college team, September 2008 to 2010. Pasadena City College, Mt. San Antonio College, and Southeast Kentucky Technical and Community College.

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Review of the Institutional Research and Planning Unit and Strategic Planning Function, South Africa, September 2009.

University of Texas at Austin, Community College Leadership Program, resident faculty for the developmental mathematics institute and board of trustees training for Gulf Coast community colleges, November 2006.

Valencia Community College, Data coaching for Achieving the Dream, August 2004 to August 2010.

Virginia Community College System, review of institutional research function at the central office and analysis of steps needed to produce actionable information, March to June 2007.

Western Oklahoma State College, Facilitation of a strategic plan, June 2014 to present.

Wharton County Junior College, Wharton, TX. Facilitation for strategic plan refresh. November 2015 to June 2016.