The Education Alliance

Higher Education Excellence, Innovation, and Experience

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Located in the Boston area, steeped in the venerable traditions of academic excellence

Meeting the needs of tomorrow’s academic leaders.  Today.

The Education Alliance is a globally recognized, full-service higher education consulting firm.

The Alliance enables our network of professional colleagues to make a broad range of services available to our clients across the nation and around the world.

The Education Alliance is comprised of five unique yet interrelated higher learning organizations:

The Samels Group

Higher Education Consultants

Samels Associates,

Attorneys at Law


Stonegate Alliance

Alliance Prep


The Samels Group Samels Associates SAMELSSearch Stonegate Alliance Alliance Prep

See the latest Future Shock column in University Business

University Business

April 2017

Bucking the Community College Rightsizing Trend

James Martin and James E. Samels

Alliance Coaching

The first one-volume resource for presidents, trustees, provosts, chief financial officers, and faculty leaders planning to partner, merge, or close a college or university.

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press

Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities, Martin and Samels

December, 2016


Dr. Michael Healy

Research Fellow

Dr. Michael Healy

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Presidents, Provosts, and Partnering Without Tears:

The Benefits in Building Institutional Alliances

Drs. Martin and Samels spoke at the

UB Higher Education Leadership Summit

March, 2017 in Dallas, Texas

To watch their presentation,

Click here