In 2018, HPM partnered with Atlanta-based consulting firm Hendessi & Associates to deliver services to universities in Georgia alongside The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Having worked for and with the Georgia Board of Regents in the past, Gardner had established long-term relationships, professional history and a thorough understanding of the way the Board works. HPM brought to the partnership extensive experience in higher education, particularly large-scale undertakings (like the University of Alabama and the ACCS, among others).
HPM and Hendessi worked together on nearly a dozen projects at Georgia Southern University, Dalton State College, Middle Georgia State University, Fort Valley State University, and Albany State University. We also worked directly with the Board, assessing, improving and implementing its policies and procedures for on-campus development.