Nicole Foerschler Horn’s passion is helping organizations clarify their vision and build straightforward strategies to meet goals. As President of JMH Consulting, Nicole oversees business development and the delivery of all client projects. She has worked with top universities including Southern Methodist, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Richmond to identify and, in many cases, help launch new academic offerings.
Nicole oversees JMH’s client relations and works closely with university partners to ensure expectations are met or exceeded. University leaders who have worked with Nicole talk about her accessibility, willingness to create solutions, and ability to “get it” when problems arise. Nicole is proud of JMH’s customer-centric approach and ensures that sentiment is expressed during each engagement.
Nicole blogs about higher education topics and has spoken at conferences across the country and abroad. Her talks explore topics such as how to implement strategic plans in higher education, assessing markets in program selection, and creating a culture of measurement and accountability toward goals.
Nicole is the wife and business partner of Jon Horn and mom to two amazing children - Gavin and Hayden Grace. She is passionate not only about higher education, but also about making primary and secondary education more accessible and equitable. For this reason, she spends a good deal of her volunteer hours lobbying for better education funding and serving in leadership roles at her children’s elementary school.
Little known facts about Nicole: she began her professional career as a television reporter; she refined her “Southern ways” working at a Waffle House in Woodstock, GA; she sold kitchen knives to help pay for college; and, as a child, she wanted to change her name to “Starbright”, but relented when her parents bought her a cat to name instead.