Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Huron Consulting Group Announces "The Advisory Group at Huron"

Huron Consulting Group, a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced the formation of The Advisory Group at Huron. It will expand the Company's offerings in higher education, research administration and academic medicine by providing advice and management insights to research universities, healthcare institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations, both domestically and globally.

"The experts founding The Advisory Group at Huron have the judgment, experience and networks to deliver strategy that is rooted in science, biomedicine and engineering," said James H. Roth, chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. "The group's capability expands our current practice lines and links our global health and education practices to broader industry trends -- to corporate and government research strategies, tech-based economic development, and evaluation of research quality, focus, and commercialization potential."

The Advisory Group at Huron is composed of individuals who have hands-on experience leading institutions of research, higher education, or academic medicine. Many of the members of the group were formerly with The Washington Advisory Group, an LECG Company.

Bruce R. Guile will lead The Advisory Group at Huron, and serve as a managing director at the Company. Guile was the founding managing director of The Washington Advisory Group and served 14 years in that capacity. Prior to that, Guile worked for 12 years at the U.S. National Academy of Engineering as a program manager and then served as the director of programs. Since 2006 he has led the team that designed and helped launch the academic and global collaborative research components of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), a new graduate research university in Saudi Arabia.

"Our collective experience allows us to see both industrial R&D and higher education in science and engineering as a single, dense global network," said Bruce R. Guile, managing director, The Advisory Group at Huron. "Industrial partnerships and inter-institutional collaboration are not add-on activities for a 21st century research university, but a core operating function."

Members of The Advisory Group at Huron include individuals, such as:

-- Erich Bloch, former director of the U.S. National Science Foundation.

-- Jack Breese, former director of Microsoft Research.

-- Jordan Cohen, former president of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

-- Karen Holbrook, former president of Ohio State University and current vice president of research and global initiatives at the University of South Florida.

-- Gil Omenn, former executive vice president for Medical Affairs at the University of Michigan.

-- Frank Press, former president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences as well as science and technology advisor to President Jimmy Carter.

-- Frank H. T. Rhodes, former president of Cornell University.

For a full listing of members, affiliates and staff of The Advisory Group at Huron visit http://www.huronconsultinggroup.com/AGH

The Advisory Group at Huron brings additional depth to the Company's global health and education client offerings through members':

-- Comprehensive, first-hand insight regarding the complex issues facing medical schools and teaching hospitals;

-- Deep knowledge of successful and unsuccessful industry and venture fund relationships with research universities;

-- Leadership and management experience with a wide variety of research organizations including corporate research, industry consortia, university-industry partnerships, and government laboratories;

-- Proven experience in the planning and execution of science and technology (S&T)-driven economic development programs and policies;

-- Detailed understanding of local, state and national science policy mechanisms and institutions; and

-- Extensive experience with design and development of new research-focused foundations and educational institutions.

Guile and the members of The Advisory Group at Huron join the Company's strong health and education consulting team that combines experience in providing strategic planning and operational performance improvement solutions for U.S. and global research universities and academic medical centers helping them grow and succeed in the global marketplace. Members of The Advisory Group at Huron serve as Independent Contractor Directors of Huron.

About Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, resolve disputes, recover from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including leading academic institutions, healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.

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