Special Announcement: Slover Linett’s Higher Education Practice has Joined Huron Consulting Group

January 31, 2013

We’re proud to announce that our higher education team is now part of Huron Consulting Group’s Education & Life Sciences practice. Our constituent research for colleges and universities will continue and expand under the Huron Education umbrella. Meanwhile, our audience research and evaluation practice will continue helping museums, arts organizations, and other cultural and informal learning institutions explore the future of public engagement.

This move represents an exciting opportunity for our higher education group to amplify its impact on the field while continuing to serve our clients, such as Harvard, Columbia, the University of Chicago, and UCLA. We invite our higher ed clients and colleagues to visit Huron Education or contact Bill Hayward, now Director of Constituent Research at Huron Education.

Our growing team of arts, culture, and informal learning researchers will continue serving the field under a new name, Slover Linett Audience Research, and with a new web address: www.SLaudienceresearch.com. Peter Linett and Cheryl Slover-Linett will continue to lead the firm in collaboration with vice presidents Sarah Lee (based in our new Boston office) and Chloe Chittick Patton (Chicago). Cheryl Slover-Linett will also work with the higher education practice in its new era at Huron Education.

“This opens new possibilities for our work in the arts, science communication, and the museum community,” says Peter Linett. “We can now focus our energies fully on how engagement and participation are changing, using research and evaluation to help organizations understand their audiences and experiment with new ways of creating relevance.”

Slover Linett Audience Research will continue providing rigorous quantitative, qualitative, and ethnographic research services to cultural organizations, funders, and policymakers. We also offer a range of consulting and facilitation services designed to help organizations experiment and improve. Based in Chicago and Boston, the firm works nationally with leading museums of art, science, and history; symphonies, opera companies, regional theaters, dance companies, and performing arts centers; cultural and informal-learning funders; and other organizations working toward public engagement and creative vitality.

We welcome any questions from our clients, colleagues, and friends about this exciting new era at Slover Linett. Our phone number remains (773) 348-9200, and our email address is now hello@SLaudienceresearch.com. You can reach any of us directly at [firstname]@SLaudienceresearch.com.

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