About Academic Innovators

Who are we?

Richard K. Gaumer

Richard (Rick) K. Gaumer is a founder and principal of Academic Innovators. He has a long and distinguished business and higher education career in internal corporate management and assisting troubled higher education institutions become stronger and more sustainable.

Brian C. Mitchell

Brian C. Mitchell is a founder and principal of Academic Innovators.  Previously he served as president of Brian Mitchell & Associates, a consultancy that advises higher educational institutions and leaders on strategic planning, governance, master planning, enrollment, core community development, Human Resources, and financial health.

 W. Joseph King

W. Joseph King is a founder and principal of Academic Innovators. He is also the president of Lyon College.

 

Arthur J. Rothkopf

Arthur J. Rothkopf is the senior advisor to Academic Innovators and president emeritus of Lafayette College.