About Dr. Ari Betof


Possessing in-depth knowledge of areas such as leadership development, stewardship, and financial and organizational sustainability, Dr. Ari Betof has guided numerous organizations and institutions as a consultant. In 2020, his firm, Organizational Sustainability Consulting, merged with a company with which it had frequently collaborated, Actionable Institutional Research & Data. Dr. Ari Betof now leads Mission & Data as a co-founder and partner alongside Kelsey Vrooman, as the new firm blends its strengths to assist clients with integrated solutions and strategies anchored in customized data products and integrated strategy consulting.

Dr. Betof holds an EdD in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and he expects to complete his MBA at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management in May 2021. Over the course of his career, he has been a strong proponent of lifelong education, particularly for individuals in leadership positions.

A popular expert guest in a variety of media, Dr. Betof notably appeared on a 2020 episode of the Koinos Podcast. The podcast’s guests are typically entrepreneurs who are pursuing graduate degrees through executive MBA programs. Dr. Ari Betof has offered the Koinos audience insights into how he has worked to set organizations up for success as they work toward financial sustainability while navigating the challenges inherent in operating amid the coronavirus pandemic.

When he joined the Enrollment Management Association podcast on April 20, 2020, Dr. Ari Betof discussed financial sustainability amid the pandemic. His remarks centered on the importance of schools and other organizations staying honest and transparent about the current situation with stakeholders and communicating in ways that will be easily understood in a time of widespread uncertainty and loss of confidence at institutions.

Additionally, Dr. Ari Betof serves as the Minerva Institute’s managing director for advancement. His leadership has enabled the California-based program to expand its capacity in terms of both fundraising and stewardship. Dr. Ari Betof’s accomplishments have included executive and board roles with independent schools and accrediting associations. He has also served as a lecturer with the University of Pennsylvania and as a mentor with Harvard University.

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