Inform, Inspire, Innovate

We are educational improvement specialists with over 25 years of combined experience in recruitment and retention improvement strategies, program and leadership development, grant writing, program evaluation and strategic planning. Our team has provided transformative and meaningful experiences to higher education spaces, creating longstanding impact. As substantive change agents, we are dedicated to challenging cultures and uplifting traditions.


Vaneshette T. Henderson, Ph.D.

Partner and Senior Principal Consultant

Dr. Henderson currently serves as the Director of National Grant Development with IDEA Public School System, National Headquarters. She is responsible for supporting IDEA’s national development team’s ambitious fundraising goals through leading grant writing for all federal, state and local grants for the states of Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Arkansas, and Ohio. Dr. Henderson previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Administration of Wiley College. She was responsible for providing leadership, management, and oversight of administrative and operational affairs at the College. Before being promoted, she served as the Vice President for Enrollment Services. Upon arrival at Wiley College in May 2018, she was immediately responsible for leading several Title IV initiatives including but not limited to creating an Heightened Cash Monitoring 2 response model to ensure the College’s reimbursement of Title IV funding, responding in totality to a Department of Education program review in which 27 findings were discovered and 60 required actions were mandated for sanction removal, as well as responding to prior years audit which had the potential to result in over 3 million dollars in liability but the College was only found responsible for $11,000 in liability.

Prior to joining Wiley, Dr. Henderson previously served as the Executive Director of Student Achievement and Retention for the Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement in the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Southern University and A&M College. She was the Assistant Dean of the Student Academic Success Office in the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana.  During her tenure at Xavier, she also served as the Educational Improvement Specialist for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  Also, she served as the Coordinator for Pre-College and Women in Engineering Programs at Louisiana State University. Dr. Henderson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Xavier University of Louisiana; Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University.