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I Help Schools Reshape Their Business Strategies
and Find the Best Financial Talent.

Lucie Lapovsky, Ph.D.



Lapovsky Consulting is a firm that dates back to 2004 that specializes in working collaboratively with schools and colleges on strategic financial issues and searches for senior financial officers. Many of her current projects involve assessing institutional tuition and discounting strategies which have frequently resulted in recommendations to implement a price reset. She has also worked with schools in reviewing their cost structures and helping them implement cost-saving strategies to increase their effectiveness and efficiency while staying faithful to their mission. Recently, she has been involved in work on the merger of two institutions as well as work with boards on planning and governance including thinking about mergers and acquisitions to increase their competitiveness. 

Lapovsky Consulting is led by Lucie Lapovsky, a nationally recognized higher education expert who is a frequent presenter at major national higher education conferences as well as a respected author. She is a frequent contributor to Forbes and is often quoted in the press. She is known for her keen understanding of how schools, colleges and universities operate having been a college president, CFO and faculty member. She has also served on several school and college boards. Since founding her firm, she has worked with more than 100 institutions throughout the country as well as in Paris and Japan. She prides herself on staying in contact with her clients and often being asked to do additional projects. 

Current Search

Beloit College - CFO


Recently Completed Searches

Bennington College, Vermont - Vice President for Finance and Administration

Nazareth University, Rochester, NY - Vice President for Finance and Administration

Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri - Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO

Saint Joseph's College in Maine - Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO

Colorado State University - Interim Vice President of Finance and Administration

Recent Articles

A Liberal Arts College Unique Approach To Planning: The New College Challenge


The Continuing Case for Price Resets at Colleges and Universities - Forbes, August 2022


Are There Lessons For The Future Of Higher Education From Expo2020 In Dubai? - Forbes, March 2022


Many Students Limit Their College Choices Because Of Lack Of Information About The Net Price Of College - Forbes, February 2022



Lucie is the co-editor of three books: Strategic Financial Challenges for Higher Education: How to Achieve Quality, Accountability and Innovation; Roles and Responsibilities of Chief Financial Officers both published by Jossey-Bass, The White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership and Tuition Reset: An Analysis of Eight Colleges that Addressed the Escalating Price of Higher Education. She is a frequent contributor to Forbes and is the author of more than 200 chapters and articles as well as a frequent speaker at major higher education conferences.

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