Higher Education Isn't Our Business - It's Our Passion

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Higher education is adapting to a “new normal”

and we are passionate about helping schools navigate these challenges.


We’ve been at this for over 25 years

the story of our company

Our firm was founded in 1989

by Dr. Edwin Cornelius on the vision of helping organizations accomplish their strategic goals through teamwork, leadership and modern project management. In the past twenty-five years we have worked with hundreds of colleges and universities across the country.

 Today, we continue that legacy

in helping higher education institutions manage risk, navigate change and deliver results for their most strategic initiatives.  Collegiate Project Services is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, with a geographically diverse team of consultants across the country.


Words we live by

these are the values that motivate us and guide our work



We are part of your team, working side by side to accomplish great things.



We have a positive impact in our client’s lives.



We hold ourselves to high standards of integrity in everything we do.



We are practical in our approach to client projects.



We are fun to work with and believe everyone is more productive in a fun environment.




We are focused on what’s most important to our clients and how we can deliver on that.




We believe in tailoring our methods to best meet our clients’ needs and expectations.




Ultimately, we strive to be good teachers by coaching, influencing, and modeling.

CPS by the numbers


Company Founded


Institutions Served


Higher Education

Meet Our Leadership Team

John Cornelius

John Cornelius


John is an accomplished organizational development consultant, educator, project manager, and leadership coach. As an Organizational Development Subject Matter Expert and certified Project Management Professional® he brings a unique experienced-based perspective for technical, operational, and talent management solutions.

Joe LeCluyse

Joe LeCluyse

Vice President for Client Success

Joe has built his career serving higher education.  As VP for Client Success, Joe will work closely with our clients in providing leadership, oversight and expertise in all of our consulting engagements.

Ed Cornelius

Ed Cornelius

Founder and CEO

Ed founded CPS and has successfully led our company since 1989. As CEO, Ed will serve in an advisory role to help define the strategic direction of our firm.

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