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Areas of Expertise

Higher Education | Enrollment Management | Institutional Research | Agriculture |

About Jacob

Jacob Liles is an Associate at Spaulding Ridge, having previously worked in Higher Education specializing in enrollment management and institutional research. His experience includes developing and defining strategic initiatives for recruitment and retention. He has worked extensively on creating and monitoring admissions performance indicators including enrollment predictive modeling.  He derives his expertise from his experience as a statistician with the United States Department of Agriculture. Jacob’s role at Spaulding Ridge remains in Higher Education where he has experience in budgeting & reporting, long-range planning, & enrollment forecasting.

Jacob is a frequent speaker at various conferences sharing innovation solutions with his clients. Previous speaking credits include: 2022 NACUBO Planning and Budgeting Forum and 2023 SACUBO Annual Conference.

Jacob received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Northwest Missouri State University and his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.


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