Tony Ard leads product management for Kaufman Hall’s Axiom Higher Education Software Suite, guiding the vision and strategy for all of the firm’s higher education solutions. With more than 15 years of leadership experience in the enterprise performance management software industry, his expertise spans budgeting, strategic financial planning, capital planning, forecasting, and analytics solutions.

Tony is focused on building high-performing teams and innovative solutions to ensure client success. He previously served as Director of Solutions Engineering with Axiom EPM, before the company joined Kaufman Hall in 2014. Tony frequently speaks at industry events on topics such as planning in higher education, and decision making in uncertain environments. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Minnesota.

All Specialties:

Budgeting & Forecasting
Integrated Strategic Financial Planning
Grants & Labor Planning
Tuition Planning

Insights from Tony Ard


Transforming Tuition Planning at the University of Kentucky

Although tuition revenue is a critical source of funding for higher education institutions in the US, the industry’s tuition planning processes and systems lack the maturity to overcome common challenges. Many colleges and universities struggle with disconnected Excel spreadsheets, poor data...
modernizing tuition planning
modernizing tuition planning

Modernizing Tuition Planning for a New Reality in Higher Education

Tuition revenue is a vital source of funding for colleges and universities, representing 47% of total earnings However, most colleges and universities are ill-suited to develop accurate projections of tuition revenue. Download this eBook to learn how modern technology can help your institution...