Steve Probst has worked with more than 100 higher education institutions, bridging the perspectives of faculty, administrators, trustees, and other stakeholders. He leads engagements with colleges and universities to assess current and identify new academic programs; evaluate potential new geographic markets and campus locations; improve curricular efficiency; and address other strategic, enrollment, and financial challenges. He uses distinctive skills in creating, interpreting, and helping decision-makers use data about student demand, employment outcomes, competition and trends at other institutions, and instructional economics to reach shared understandings of their situations and agree on important decisions.
Before joining Gray Associates, Probst consulted in the motor vehicle and transportation industries, and on supply chain management strategy in other industries. This work included engagements in Europe and Asia as well as North America, and it included related work in management training and as an interim executive at client companies.
Probst has a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (IL) and a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.