Daan Braveman

Daan Braveman

Daan Braveman

President Emeritus, Nazareth College; Senior Higher Education Counsel, Harter Secrest and Emery

Years in current role: 1 year at Harter Secrest; President of Nazareth for 15 years (2005-20)

What do you enjoy most about your role?

My greatest joy as president came from working with students and witnessing their growth during their college years.

What do you see as the biggest changes in the higher education industry in the next 3-5 years?

In the next five years, the higher education industry in the Northeast will experience a “demographic cliff,” as the number of traditionally aged college students will decline dramatically. Schools will need to respond to the enrollment decline and resulting loss of revenue. This challenge may create opportunities for schools to abandon their silos and see the value of working together on shared administrative services and academic programs in an effort to avoid the expensive duplication that currently exists in higher education. Such cooperation also could lead to enhanced experiences for our students.

What community organizations do you support as a volunteer and why?

I am co-chair of the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) and serve on the Boards of the Farash Foundation, WXXI, Golisano Children’s Hospital, and the Discovery Charter School.