There is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing the challenges facing higher education institutions today. Each institution faces different challenges and opportunities, meaning each project is unique.

Following are a sampling of clients, case studies and testimonials from Templeton Laird’s portfolio.

  • Bethel University
  • Center for Policy Design
  • Hardwick Day
  • National Society for Hematology
  • Tunheim/IPREX

Sacramento/Cordova Hills Project

Cordova Hills is a 2,600 acre planned development in the eastern part of Sacramento County, California.  As part of the plan approved by the Board of Supervisors, the development includes a 224 acre site for a university campus.

In June of 2013, Templeton Laird participated in a roundtable discussion of higher education experts from around the country convened to give developers an idea about where to search for this new campus. The developers are especially interested in finding an educational partner that will bring innovative ideas about how the campus for the 21st century will evolve. The roundtable produced a white paper that discusses the unique needs of the Sacramento Region, challenges facing higher education and ideas for how the campus will fit into the proposed community.

Templeton Laird continues to offer counsel on identification of possible educational partners within the U.S. and around the world.


From Bethel University President, Jay Barnes:

“I’ve known Jon for more than 15 years. I’ve known him as a skilled researcher for the Minnesota Private College Council, as a fellow board member of a not-for-profit board, and as a highly effective administrator at one of Minnesota’s strongest private colleges. Now I know him as a skilled consultant on the economics of higher education. At the May 2014 meeting of the Board of Trustees of Bethel University, Jon presented his latest research on the economics of higher education. His presentation set the ground work for a strategic process our Board is undertaking. His wisdom, insight, ability to respond to issues, and his passion in presenting material relevant to our deliberations were a gift to our Board. Without hesitation, I am glad to recommend him to the higher education community. You will be more knowledgeable and better equipped in making decisions as a result of your engagement with Jon.”