History of NCCI

History of NCCI

The Network for Change and Continuous Innovation was originally formed as the National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in 1999 by national leaders in continuous improvement, organizational development, planning, quality, institutional effectiveness and related areas. Our vision is to be the premier network for change leaders in higher education.

In our respective institutions, NCCI members are addressing critical issues facing higher education by converting policies and ideas into action and results. Our involvement with NCCI enables us to improve our institutions through collaboration and sharing.

The Board of Directors approved a name change to the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation in 2012 to reflect both our growing international network and the current work roles of our members.

Since its founding, NCCI has benefitted from the leadership and expertise of an outstanding group of higher education professionals.

From Founding Member Ron Coley

Founding Member Ron Coley of the University of California, Riverside, discusses the beginnings of NCCI, and its growing relevance over the years.


From Founding Member Maury Cotter

Founding Member Maury Cotter of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses the beginnings of NCCI and its evolution and growth through the years.


NCCI was founded as a result of an interest group that formed at the annual NACUBO conferences.