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Huron Consulting Group’s Laura Yaeger Selected as One of Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants

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Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) , a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Laura Yaeger, executive vice president of the Company’s Huron Education and Life Sciences segment, has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Consultants for 2015 by Consulting magazine. Yaeger was selected for the Excellence in Leadership category in recognition of her dedication and commitment to collaboration with employees and clients.

“Under Laura’s leadership, Huron’s Education practice has become the premier advisor to the higher education industry, delivering quality services to clients who face complex challenges in an increasingly competitive and evolving market,” said James H. Roth, chief executive officer and president, Huron Consulting Group. “Laura’s combination of exceptional client service and ability to meaningfully develop and empower the talented people in her growing practice has created a strong team culture that collaborates with our university clients to help them achieve their strategic and operational goals.”

Yaeger leads the Huron Education and Life Sciences segment. The Education practice, where Yaeger has spent the majority of her career, is the world’s largest consulting group dedicated to serving the higher education industry. Yaeger and her team are at the forefront of helping higher education institutions address increasingly complex business issues.

The higher education industry is facing an unprecedented period of opportunities and challenges due to financial pressures, increased competition, and disruptive innovation. Similar to the healthcare industry, colleges and universities continue to undergo a transformation as they confront mounting pressures to make education more affordable and to effectively leverage technology in the delivery of curriculum amid declining public support and decreasing federal research funding.

Yaeger is one of the founding members of Huron and was appointed to lead the Company’s Huron Education and Life Sciences segment in 2009. Since its inception, Huron’s Higher Education practice has grown from about 30 professionals to more than 350 today and has worked with more than 90 of the top 100 research universities.

“I am honored to be recognized by Consulting magazine, but the real tribute belongs to our entire team. Our close collaboration and passion for influencing change in the industry has helped Huron build the leading education practice working with colleges and universities across the country,” said Laura Yaeger, executive vice president, Huron Education and Life Sciences.

With more than 25 years of consulting experience, Yaeger is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). She also authored thought leadership on a variety of topics related to higher education efficiency and effectiveness.

About Consulting Magazine

Consulting is the flagship publication of the consulting profession. The magazine features the latest information on consulting careers, thought leadership, and corporate strategies. Consulting hosts award dinners as part of the Consulting(R) magazine Achievement Awards series – honoring Women Leaders in Consulting, The Top 25 Consultants, and Rising Stars of the Profession.

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, technology, and regulatory aspects of higher education to provide 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 www.huronconsultinggroup.com/highereducation 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, analytics, 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 450 health systems, hospitals, and academic medical centers; more than 400 corporate general counsel; and more than 400 universities and research institutions. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.

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