Building
capacity
for large-scale
change in
higher
education

About Us

Sova focuses on improving the quality and accelerating the pace of complex problem solving in the areas of higher education and workforce development. Animated by a core commitment to advancing socioeconomic mobility for more Americans, Sova pursues its mission through distinctive approaches to will-building, strategic planning, change leadership and process improvement.

Who We Work With

Driven by a commitment to genuine upward mobility through higher education, we support colleges and universities, higher education systems & advocacy organizations, and philanthropies dedicated to student-focused innovation on behalf of better and more equitable outcomes for today’s learners.

How We Help

Our work is based on the conviction that sustainable, scalable, high-quality innovation in higher education and workforce development must be designed and implemented with rigorous attention to the human dimensions of change. No evidence for change is strong enough, no idea good enough, to take the place of high-functioning teams capable of effective design, implementation, and improvement. We meet our clients where they are and help them navigate their way to what they need. Sova is uniquely skilled in working side-by-side with higher education leaders to develop student success strategies, build will for change, engage critical stakeholders in collective problem-solving, and support the implementation and scale of key initiatives.

What We’re Learning

Sova Reflections During the Crisis

Sova Reflections During the Crisis

As our country manages the early days of the COVID-crisis, higher education institutions across the country are rallying to meet the needs of their students. In support of those working tirelessly on behalf of their students during this critical time and with the hope that sharing our learnings will help ease the inevitable anxieties that come in times of uncertainty, we offer the following reflections.

Strengthening Your Student-Focused Change Management Work in 2020

Strengthening Your Student-Focused Change Management Work in 2020

The dawn of a new decade calls for a centering moment of reflection. For the team at Sova, as we begin 2020, we pause here to center on and share our core beliefs about large-scale change – how it’s made and sustained in service of a positively transformed student...

In Their Words

Sova has worked side-by-side with us to strengthen our college’s culture of student success in ways that we could not have done on our own. Read more
Richard RhodesPresidentAustin Community College
Sova has worked side-by-side with us to strengthen our college’s culture of student success in ways that we could not have done on our own. They’ve helped us take a hard look at ourselves, celebrating our assets and challenging us to aim higher — and they’ve done so in ways that have garnered the trust and active engagement of a wide range of our college stakeholders. Sova has been a uniquely valuable partner to us as we’ve worked to create a true culture of innovation and care on behalf of our students.
Richard RhodesPresidentAustin Community College