The GDAIS Commitment

We make this commitment to all our clients:


GDAIS only provides the consulting and services that you need, want and can afford. We don't sell "canned" solutions, where "one size fits all. GDA-IS recognizes there is no one-way to complete a task or meet a need. We work with the client to identify a solution that will be successful and cost effective.


Customization is the core of GDAIS and is evident in everything we do. We take every factor into account when developing a proposal, from your institution's size to its geographic location to the character of its target markets, be they alumni, prospective students or others. Customization is also the centerpiece of our operations model for student recruitment, marketing and visibility campaigns as well as fund raising.


By combining research and consulting with the services required to be successful, we can ensure continuity in your marketing programs. The themes and messages determined for a direct-mail program, for example, are consistently adhered to by every other service, from electronic communications to your fundraising effort to staff training.


As specialists in higher education, we recognize that most colleges and universities struggle with finding resources whether they are financial or human. GDAIS, therefore, has a reputation for finding innovative ways to enhance student recruitment, raise funds or gain visibility in new and effective ways


Collectively, the GDAIS associates have over 200 years of successful experience in admissions, institutional research, student services, and public relations at more than a dozen different colleges and universities. Our team members come from a variety of prestigious institutions, including:

Bowdoin College (ME)
Carleton College (MN)
Case Western Reserve (OH)
Clarke College (IA)
Denison University (OH)
Duke University (NC)
Fairfield University (CT)
Georgetown University (DC)
Hollins University (VA)
Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Juniata College (PA)
Maryville College (TN)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)
Ripon College (WI)
Southwestern University (TX)
Susquehanna University (PA)
University of Tulsa (OK)
University of Vermont
Trinity College (CT)
Vassar College (NY)