Daan Braveman Named to Rochester Business Journal “Power 30” Higher Education List

Braveman Daan 2020 022 HSE HR 8X10 1Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Daan Braveman has been named to Rochester Business Journal’s “Power 30” list for his work in Higher Education consulting.

The Power 30 list showcases power players who are making decisions that impact lives, inspiring success, and sparking innovation in the Western New York Community.

Braveman, a Senior Higher Education Counsel, consults with and advises college and university leaders, administrators, and trustees to help them proactively address and plan for the wave of challenging issues confronting campuses in both the near-and-long-term. Addressing these challenges calls upon Braveman’s capabilities in key areas, including alternative finance; campus culture and human capital; crisis planning and management; diversity, equity, and inclusion; mergers, acquisitions, closures, and strategic alliances; risk management; and strategic planning and communications, among others.

Braveman spent 43 years in higher education as a professor and leader, including the last 15 years as President of Nazareth College. Under Braveman’s leadership, Nazareth experienced increased retention, enhanced academic reputation, and a growth in endowment and enrollment before his retirement in 2020. He also established the Center for Civic Engagement, a nationally-recognized program designed to prepare students to become active members in the community; conducted a comprehensive effectiveness review of all academic and administrative programs; developed a nationally-recognized Center for Life’s Work, a ground-breaking career development program; led strategic alliance discussions; developed and implemented academic and operational strategic plans; established a division of Community and Belonging to initiate and support on-campus diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, discussions, and initiatives; and initiated and completed a crisis management and communication plan.

Prior to joining Nazareth, Braveman spent 28 years at Syracuse University College of Law, including eight years as Dean. At Syracuse, he also served as an Associate Professor, Professor, and Associate Dean. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester and earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Braveman is a national leader in higher education. He is former board member and former president of the New American Colleges and Universities, a national consortium of colleges and universities, and a former board member for Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania, an organization of over 100 colleges and universities in New York and Pennsylvania.

With the firm’s deep roots in higher education and a core belief that higher education is essential, the team understands that successful solutions must be designed to meet the needs of those served by higher education. The team guides higher education clients in the creation of mission- and value-driven solutions that promote institutional vibrancy and viability, academic excellence, and meaningful experiences for students, faculty, staff, and the communities in which the institutions are located. 

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