Whatever is fluid, soft and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard.
— Laozi

Fluid Education was formed to provide a solution for universities that desire options, beyond the traditional Online Program Management (OPM) model, for building and growing their online programs. We extend the reach and visibility of traditional universities that have existing online program offerings but lack the experience or on-the-ground resources to engage and support non-traditional learners across the nation and around the world.

We specialize in developing strategic partnerships between universities and employee/membership-based organizations to create long-term, sustainable channels for recruiting students, supporting professional development and providing student placement services. Additionally, our company provides marketing, student support, curriculum development and faculty support to help universities build, launch and grow successful online programs and engage prospective learners.

The leadership at Fluid Education have worked with some of the nation’s top-ranked and fastest growing universities.

LEADERSHIP

Chad Williamson
Chad Williamson
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Chad Williamson is an expert in business development within the education industry. Mr. Williamson has more than 18 years of experience creating strategic alliances between corporations, organizations and education institutions to create long term success that benefits all parties. As one of the pioneers in educational business development, Mr. Williamson has been responsible for creating and/or enhancing the business development channels of some of the largest education institutions in the nation.

Mr. Williamson is the founder of a small start-up, ESP Inc., that he built and led to over a million dollars in revenue within just a few years. Most recently Mr. Williamson was the Business Development Officer at Arizona State University EdPlus, where he created their business development division and led them to approximately 10mil per year in revenue. Mr. Williamson worked closely with the leadership at The Rise Fund over a period of 14 months to help facilitate their partnership with ASU that led to the forming of InStride.

Dr. Rich Suttie
Dr. Rich Suttie
Senior Advisor
Rich Suttie is an academic leader that has served in a wide variety of organizations and institutions. Mr. Suttie served as a distinguished naval officer and aviator during his 26 years of naval service. Mr. Suttie was the Associate Dean of the Naval War College for more than a decade. He also served as the Assistant Dean of Academics and Director for Executive Education Programs at the Marshall School of Business at USC.

Additionally, Mr. Suttie has served as superintendent and trustee in the K-12 industry. Most recently Mr. Suttie is the Co-Director of the University & Agency Partnership Initiative, Center for Homeland Defense & Security. The program was created to assist current and future leaders in Homeland Defense and Security to develop the policies, strategies, programs and organizational elements needed to defeat terrorism in the United States. The programs are partnered and sponsored by the National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA.

Dr. Fred Snow
Dr. Fred Snow
Senior Advisor
Fred Snow has served in academia as three-time college president, trustee, VP, dean and tenured faculty. Mr. Snows presidencies were in both non-profit and for-profit institutions, so he has in-depth knowledge and experience across all education channels. Mr. Snow is an expert in faculty development and university process development.

In addition to his extensive experience in education, Mr. Snow has served as CEO, President, CFO and CPA in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, agriculture and commercial real estate.

Chad Williamson

Chad Williamson

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Chad Williamson is an expert in business development within the education industry.

Dr. Fred Snow

Senior Advisor

Fred Snow has served in academia as three-time college president, trustee, VP, dean and tenured faculty.

Dr. Rich Suttie

Senior Advisor

Rich Suttie is an academic leader that has served in a wide variety of organizations and institutions.