Thomas A. Emmet, Ph.D.

Thomas A. EmmetThomas A. Emmet, founder of Higher Education Executive Associates, which merged with Stevens Strategy in 2007, has been a consultant to over 1,900 Higher Education Institutions of all types since 1954. He started his consulting in the area of student services specializing in diversity, student development, and ombudspersons. Higher Education Executive Associates was founded by Dr. Emmet in 1967. The consulting services were expanded to include seminars on Legal Ownership of Catholic Colleges, Department Chairs and Dean Leadership, Collective Bargaining Negotiations in Higher Education, and numerous other cutting edge issues. He was senior advisor on leadership programs for the American Council on Education in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Dr. Emmet taught the A.C.E. Fellows program for twenty five years. At A.C.E., he instituted the Seminars on Faculty Handbooks and Policy Manuals. In addition, Dr. Emmet worked at and with Regis University from 1971 to the present and now is a retired but active Senior Consultant to the President. While at Regis, he helped develop the Regis Adult Learning and Professional Studies Programs. Much of his consulting is also in adult learning systems. He has numerous university degrees in humanities and higher education administration including three honorary doctorates, one of Laws from St. Norbert College, one of Educational Leadership from Quincy University, and one from Regis University in Humane Letters. Dr. Emmet has worked with over three hundred Boards of Trustees and was the Association of Governing Boards’ first consultant, setting up their Seminar programs for Trustees and Presidents in the 1970’s.