Why I work with HCM
“HCM is a change-making company that I am proud to work for. We provide our clients with high-level strategic advice in the areas of state policy, strategic financial planning, funding formula development and implementation and financial aid. I enjoy seeing the work we do in education help real students and communities in need.”
Scott Boelscher is a senior associate with HCM’s postsecondary policy team, providing clients with high-level strategic advice in the areas of state policy, strategic finance planning, funding formula development and implementation and financial aid. He works with several of HCM’s clients, including Lumina Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Prior to joining HCM, Scott served as a senior associate of budget and finance for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, advising the Commission on matters of strategic planning, budget development, policy setting, legislative affairs and communications. Scott produced analyses of fiscal policy issues, including outcomes-based funding, tuition, financial aid, enrollment trends and state support, as well as managing Kentucky’s “Bucks for Brains” endowment match program. Scott also served as a liaison to the legislature, managing legislative requests and briefing legislators on various postsecondary policy issues.
Scott previously served as director of fiscal analysis and facilities planning with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, where he helped design the Tennessee Higher Education Outcomes-Based Funding Formula, provided related management of the formula and advised multiple states on the development and implementation of outcomes-based funding models.
Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Kentucky. He received his master’s degree in Public Policy from Vanderbilt University.
Articles & Publications
- In The News: Pennsylvania officials study positives, negatives of outcomes-based funding for higher ed
- Driving Better Outcomes: Fiscal Year 2018 State Status and Typology Update
- Promising Policy: Driving Better Outcomes and Equity in Education
- Driving Better Outcomes: Fiscal Year 2019 State Status & Typology Update
- Equitable Distribution of Postsecondary Funds