About Fuller Higher Ed Solutions

Tim Fuller

Founder, Fuller Higher Ed Solutions

Fuller HES, founded in June 2020, grows out of Founder Tim Fuller’s deep love for and experience with Christian colleges and universities. His 40-year career includes 27 years of enrollment service and leadership at Houghton College and 13 years of consulting at Credo.

During his Credo tenure the firm’s work with Christian colleges increased from less than 10 to more than 150 campus partners, with much of this growth attributed to Fuller’s experience, network, and talented colleagues.

Fuller has personally consulted with more than 100 Christian college campuses to help them with enrollment, strategic planning, and making the case for why they are worth choosing.

A team of affiliate consultants are part of the Fuller HES team, providing experience, expertise, and a love for Christian higher education.

Our team strikes the right balance between best practice strategies and deep knowledge of the unique nature of Christian higher education. The North American Coalition for Christian Enrollment Professionals (NACCAP) has entrusted their ongoing research to Tim’s leadership since 2008 (www.naccapresearch.org), providing both the organization and its members with valuable comparative data on funnel, staffing, and budget trend data.

Tim Fuller

Tim Fuller

Founder Fuller Higher Ed Solutions

A grounded family man, accomplished choir singer, and life-long fan of the New York Mets, Tim earned his B.A. from Houghton College and M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dave Burke

Vice President, Fuller Higher Ed Solutions

Dave is known around campuses for maintaining a very practical and realistic approach to identifying and implementing enrollment strategies. As Fuller HES Vice President, Dave contributes his expertise on numerous enrollment project teams where he provides coaching to enrollment leaders and their teams, presents enrollment research, and engages in undergraduate admission assessments on multiple campuses. Dave strives to provide insightful feedback around complementing traditional and innovative best practices.

Dave has been an enrollment professional since 1996, spending twelve formative years as Director and Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. During Dave’s tenure leading the admissions efforts at his alma mater, where he earned a B.A. Degree in Music Education, he led efforts to grow undergraduate enrollment by 60%. In addition, Dave served as an affiliate consultant for two higher education companies and spent six years on the board for the North American Coalition of Christian Admissions Professionals. Most recently, Dave spent five years as Associate Vice President for Enrollment Solutions at Credo before serving Fuller HES, first as a Senior Affiliate Enrollment Consultant and then as Vice President starting January 1, 2022.


Dave Burke

Dave Burke

Vice President, Fuller Higher Ed Solutions

Dave currently resides outside Denver, CO, with his wife and three children. He’s an avid fan of Pittsburgh sports teams, a golf enthusiast and loves discovering new worship music.

Enrollment Projects

Strategic Planning Projects

Resource Days

Speaking Engagements

Research Projects

Other Consulting Projects

Sampler of CCCU Institutions Served:

  • Anderson University (IN)
  • Anderson University (SC)
  • Azusa Pacific University (CA)
  • Bethel University (MN)
  • Biola University (CA)
  • Dordt University (IA)
  • Evangel University (MO)
  • Grace College and Seminary (IN)
  • Hardin-Simmons University (TX)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (IN)
  • Lipscomb University (TN)
  • Malone University (OH)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (KS)
  • Milligan University (TN)
  • Northwest University (WA)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)
  • Roberts Wesleyan College (NY)
  • Southern Wesleyan University (SC)
  • The King’s University (AB)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (TN)
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (WI)

Sampler of Other Christian Liberal Arts Colleges Served:

  • Bluffton University (OH)
  • Bob Jones University (SC)
  • Concordia University (TX)
  • Concordia University (IL)
  • Crown College of the Bible (TN)
  • LaSierra University (CA)
  • Loma Linda University (CA)
  • Multnomah University (OR)
  • North Greenville University (SC)
  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OK)
  • Pepperdine University (CA)
  • The King’s College (NY)
  • Union University (TN)

Sampler of ABHE Institutions Served:

  • Clarks Summit University (PA)
  • Columbia International University (SC)
  • Dallas Christian College (TX)
  • Grace Christian University (MI)
  • Johnson University (TN and FL)
  • Kingswood University (NB)
  • Lancaster Bible College (PA)
  • Lincoln Christian University (IL)
  • Manhattan Christian College (KS)
  • Moody Bible Institute (IL)
  • Rosedale Bible College (OH)


Sampler of ATS Institutions and Other Graduate Institutions Served:

  • Duke Divinity School (NC)
  • Lutheran School of Theology (IL)
  • Moody Theological Seminary (IL and MI)
  • Richmont Graduate University (GA and TN)
  • Wesley Biblical Seminary (MS)


Organizations Served as Consultant, Speaker (Or Both)

  • Association for Adventist Higher Education
  • Association for Biblical Higher Education
  • Association for Business Administrators of Christian Colleges
  • Association for Theological Schools
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • National Management Resources
  • North American Coalition for Christian Admission Professionals
  • Pioneer College Caterers

Helpful Terms

  • ECHE – Evangelical Christian higher education offers both traditional and post-traditional students a unique experience in and out of the classroom.  ECHE refers to the mix of evangelical, Christ-centered institutions who are members of organizations like the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), the North American Coalition for Christian Admission Personnel (NACCAP), the Association for Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC), the Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD), and other like-minded organizations.
  • Strategic Enrollment Health – the goal for every campus is to enroll enough of the right students, and this is an accurate definition of strategic enrollment health.  “Enough” refers to meeting quantitative enrollment goals; “right” references the qualitative aspects of finding students who embrace the institutional mission.
  • Net Tuition Revenue – while many boards and higher education leaders focus on discount rate, net tuition revenue, defined as the difference between what you charge and the aid you award, is a much more helpful metric.