Janet PilcherManaging Director & Executive Leader
Janet is the founder and executive leader of Studer Education, and a managing director for Huron. She has an extensive background advising educational institutions on strategic planning, leadership development, employee engagement and operational improvement. Janet and her team work with education leaders to elevate their organizations into places where people have purpose, do worthwhile work and make a difference.

About Janet

To transform their organizations, leaders must continuously review and analyze data, problem solve and know how to cascade an improvement process so that everyone understands how their actions impact results.

Janet transitioned from a nearly two-decade career in higher education to work with Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group, to determine how best to transfer healthcare leadership best practices to education. Before moving into consulting, Janet spent nearly 20 years at the University of West Florida (UWF) as a professor, associate dean and dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies. There, she received and oversaw $17 million of grant and contract projects and achieved one of UWF’s research distinction awards. While at UWF, Janet co-created TeacherReady, an online teacher certification program that prepares second-career teachers worldwide.



  • Organizational Design and Alignment
  • Cultural Change
  • Engagement


  • Higher Education
  • K12 Education


  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • M.Ed., University of West Florida
  • B.S., Florida State University

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