Thought Leadership

Lessons Learned from CampusWorks' Dr. Joseph Rossmeier

EAB Thought Leadership

In the Age of Disruption, Courageous Leaders Need Trusted Advisors

By Joseph Rossmeier, Ph.D., Vice President, Presidential Advisory Services

In an era marked by rapid transformation and escalating demands, higher education leaders are under unprecedented pressure to navigate complex challenges with innovative solutions and unmatched precision. For new and experienced leaders alike, the shifting landscape can often feel like a culture shock—a test of one’s ability to adapt, innovate, and lead with effectiveness.

At the heart of these challenges lies the critical need for guidance that is both insightful and experientially rich. Recognizing this, CampusWorks has meticulously assembled a world-class Executive Advisory Board (EAB), bringing together a diverse group of seasoned executives whose expertise is forged in the fires of real-world experience. These are leaders who have not only navigated volatility and complexity but also possess a forward-looking vision, enabling them to identify key areas where institutions must pivot to ensure future success.

Joseph Rossmeier, Ph.D.,
Vice President, Presidential Advisory Services

Dr. Joseph Rossmeier is a results-driven technologist with the strategic vision and technical expertise needed to; turnaround troubled IT environments, improve service delivery, and ensure colleges, universities and systems successfully conquer their wicked challenges and deliver on their institutional mission. With over 35 years of experience in higher education, Joe is masterful at leveraging his expansive leadership experience and firsthand knowledge of institutional operations to advise senior higher education leaders on the strategic priorities facing them across multiple areas including; planning and management, shared services, administrative computing, academic computing, web services, technical infrastructure, security services, emergency services, annual and biannual budgeting, IT governance, grant development, institutional research and effectiveness, and advancing student success.

Joe is an active member of his community and enjoys numerous professional affiliations. He received his BS in Industrial Technologies from the University of Wisconsin. An MA in Sociology/Personnel Services from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan.

Empowering Leaders to Achieve Lasting Change

Our mission at CampusWorks is clear: to transform higher education so students, faculty, and staff thrive. This ambitious vision is anchored in the belief that the empowerment of today’s leaders is crucial to achieving lasting change. The EAB embodies this belief, offering advocacy, advice, assistance, mentorship, and support tailored to the unique needs of each leader and institution we serve.

Members of CampusWorks’ Executive Advisory Board are distinguished by their track record as agents of change. Throughout their careers, they have led with innovation and resilience, driving significant transformations within their institutions. Now, they are committed to leveraging this wealth of experience to support new and under-supported leaders at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.


An Unparalleled Resource for Unprecedented Times

For today’s CEOs, CampusWorks’ EAB is a secret weapon, adding value through: 

  1. Strategic Insight: Gain access to the strategic insights of executives who have successfully tackled similar challenges and can offer practical, actionable advice. 
  2. Peer Support: Benefit from a network of peers who understand the complexities of leadership in higher education, offering a blend of empathy and experience that is hard to find elsewhere. 
  3. Future-Forward Thinking: Receive guidance on not only navigating current challenges but also preparing for future shifts in the higher education landscape. 
  4. Personalized Mentorship: Engage in one-on-one mentorship opportunities with board members who can provide personalized guidance and support tailored to your institution’s specific goals and challenges. 
  5. Access to a Knowledge Network: As a CampusWorks client, you have complimentary access to this rich network of knowledge and experience, a resource that can be pivotal in your institution’s journey towards innovation and excellence. 


Let’s Navigate the Journey Ahead — Together

In today’s high-stakes environment, the role of a leader comes with both great challenges and great opportunities for impact. With the support of CampusWorks’ Executive Advisory Board, you are not alone on this journey. Our EAB stands ready to assist you in steering your institution towards a future where everyone involved—not just students, but also faculty and staff—can truly thrive. 


Whether you’re navigating the complexities of digital transformation, seeking innovative solutions to traditional challenges, or aiming to enhance your institution’s resilience against future uncertainties, CampusWorks’ EAB offers a depth of experience and a breadth of perspective that is unmatched.  

 We invite you to leverage this unique resource, knowing that together, we can shape a future for higher education that is as bright and promising as the minds we are dedicated to nurturing.