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About the Alliance

The  paramount mission of the Alliance is to provide our clients with the shared resources of a world class full service higher education advisory and  consulting organization.  The Education Alliance offers its clients a unique combination of consulting experience, environmental scanning, benchmarking, best practices, proprietary data analytics, just in time solutions, and, importantly, state, local, national and global education market positioning, strategic partnerships, and prominent feature story media coverage.

Under the umbrella of The Education Alliance, there are several distinct practice areas with synergistic missions.

The Samels Group
Higher Education Consultants

The founding advisory and consulting arm of the Education Alliance was formed to assist institutions of higher education face complex fast changing financial and demographic and opportunities in the 21st Century.


Alliance Prep
Secondary and Early College Advisory Services

Alliance Prep serves public schools, prep schools, charter schools and the larger secondary school market to ensure students are prepared to succeed in school and college. The Education Alliance's Early College programs serve to connect students with coherent career pathways and learning opportunities in their chosen fields of study - all while reducing the family tuition debt burden. 


Stonegate Alliance
Sports and Media

Stonegate Alliance was founded to develop connectivity between the world of sports, media, and education.  Through its linkages to professional sports and collegiate athletics, health, wellness and fitness, the Alliance provides a broad range of professional services, thought leadership, and professional networking. Stonegate is the "Test Kitchen" of The Education Alliance. Stonegate provides the commercial laboratory to accelerate new pilot projects at over 1000 schools, colleges, and universities. 


Samels Associates
Attorneys at Law

Samels Associates concentrates its practice in the fields of education and higher learning with a specialization in mergers, consolidations, joint ventures and the legal and regulatory environment.  Attorneys are an integral resource to all Alliance clients for a broad set of issues ranging from licensure and accreditation to contracts, human resources, intellectual property and preventive legal audit.


Executive and Faculty Recruiting and Outplacement

Through the Alliance's global network, SamelsSearch connects its institutional clients with a varied array of talent finding, leadership development, executive coaching, due dilligence, and confidential background reference checks. 

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