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Huron Consulting Group Expands Offerings to Higher Education Institutions

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Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) , a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Bill Cronin has joined the Company as a managing director in its Huron Education practice. Cronin will lead the Company’s services related to Workday applications for university and academic medical center clients.

“Higher education institutions continue to face economic and competitive pressures that are creating a more intense focus on improving administrative functions by leveraging technology investments,” said Laura Yaeger, executive vice president, Huron Education. “Bill will help our clients improve their administrative processes and systems and realize savings through the deployment of the Workday cloud-based financial management, human capital management, and student applications. We are pleased to welcome him to the Company.”

Cronin has nearly 20 years of consulting experience and specializes in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and transformation for the higher education industry. He joins Huron Education from Accenture, where he was a managing director and led the North American Education portfolio for the Health and Public Service practice.

At Huron Education, Cronin will work with the practice’s cloud team to expand the breadth of its Workday offering. He will lead teams supporting new growth opportunities that combine a strong Workday practice with Huron’s leading higher education and enterprise transformation experience to deliver value for university and academic medical center clients.

Huron became a Workday Services Partner in November 2014.

About Huron Education

Huron Education is the premier provider serving the unique needs of the higher education industry. Our team of professionals, each with extensive knowledge and experience in the business of higher education and academic medical centers, delivers comprehensive services to the industry and partners with institutions to improve business performance across the enterprise. Our professionals draw from their experience working in the strategic, financial, operational, and regulatory aspects of higher education to develop and implement the most effective consulting and software solutions. Huron Education has helped more than 90 of the nation’s top 100 research universities improve their performance so they can continue their traditions of extraordinary achievement. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter: @Huron.

About Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, transform the enterprise, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory changes, recover from distress and stimulate growth. Our professionals employ their expertise in finance, operations, strategy and technology to provide our clients with specialized analyses and customized advice and solutions that are tailored to address each client’s particular challenges and opportunities to deliver sustainable and measurable results. The Company provides consulting services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, leading academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities and law firms. Huron has worked with more than 425 health systems, hospitals, and academic medical centers; more than 400 corporate general counsel; and more than 350 universities and research institutions. Learn more at

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