higher-education-consulting-capabilitiesTempleton Laird is a consulting firm that focuses on strengthening independent colleges and universities. As a strategic partner, we help key decision makers navigate marketplace change and position them for sustainable success.

Independent colleges and universities today face multiple interrelated challenges. Templeton Laird understands that the impact of these challenges is different for each institution. Our combination of higher education and performance improvement experience allows us to guide analysis and development of insights while maintaining a clear focus on the unique challenges and opportunities of individual institutions.

Our clients benefit from our distinctive blend of higher education, performance improvement and organizational effectiveness expertise. Our collective experience makes our approach unique and effective, providing the best value to our clients.


Our Team

Our team members and associates bring extensive higher education experience from previous roles including:

  • higher-education-consulting-professionalsPresident and chief executive officer of the Minnesota Private College Council and board leader of several nonprofit boards
  • Vice president of planning and public affairs at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University of Minnesota
  • Managing partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and board chair of several institutions and foundations

In addition, our team includes individuals with strong organizational effectiveness and performance improvement experience in a variety of industries in private, public and nonprofit sectors.










Andy Currie



Jon Brown


Diane Berthel



Templeton Laird
Strengthening the Future of Independent Colleges & Universities