Collegiate Consulting Finalizes Operational Assessment of Franciscan University

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (June 23, 2022) – Collegiate Consulting is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive Intercollegiate Athletics Operational Review for Franciscan University of Steubenville. In a move to assess its current program, with the goal of developing a clear action plan to strengthen and guide Franciscan to further athletic success within Division III, the University engaged Collegiate Consulting to conduct a comprehensive analysis of their athletic operations.

As part of this comprehensive analysis, Collegiate Consulting compiled internal and peer benchmarking data in addition to interviewing more than 50 athletic stakeholders – including administrators, coaches, former and current student-athletes.

The 107-page final assessment included analyses of sport sponsorship, facilities, athletic expectations, the role and value of athletics and the overall student-athlete experience. Also reviewed were organizational and reporting structure, staffing recommendations, net tuition revenue analysis, operational budgets, competitiveness, academic success and sport expansion.

A private Catholic university located in Ohio, Franciscan sponsors 20 sports: Nine men’s teams and 11 women’s programs, in addition to a robust intramural program. After transitioning from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) in July 2020, the Barons currently compete as members of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC).

Collegiate Consulting is a full-service intercollegiate athletic consulting firm based in Atlanta. Over the last two years, Collegiate Consulting has completed seven strategic plans, four studies similar in scope to deliverables requested by Franciscan and currently has multiple similar projects in progress.