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Lawrence S. Sykoff, Ed.D.

Consulting from years of leadership experience

 

Professional Profile

" A future is built on a foundation rooted in core values."


 

LSS CONSULTING GROUP, LLC

Business Strategy

LSS Consulting Group helps institutions and community organizations realize their vision and achieve success.
As President of LSS Consulting Group, LLC, Dr. Sykoff works with organizations to develop strategic solutions to advance their mission.

Breadth of Services

From strategic planning and campaign feasibility studies to overall campaign management, Board development and operational assessments, Dr. Sykoff provides a wide range of strategic solutions to businesses and institutions in multiple sectors. These include health care, secondary schools and universities, performing arts centers, for-profit enterprises, foundations, alumni associations, and religiously-affiliated organizations.

Additionally, Dr. Sykoff is frequently engaged in providing direct mentoring and counsel to institutional leaders, including customized performance review systems for senior management. He also provides regular pro bono consulting services to many small and financially-challenged organizations in New Jersey.


INSTITUTIONAL LEADERSHIP

As former Head of School and appointed Headmaster Emeritus, Dr. Sykoff’s twenty-year tenure at Ranney School, 1993-2013, saw unprecedented levels of enrollment growth. His leadership was characterized by trust, respect, and a consistently clear vision and strategic outlook. During his tenure, Ranney School sustained a steady trajectory of growth for two decades and the school’s status reached national recognition.

Distinctions

  • During his tenure, the Ranney School Board of Trustees created the Lawrence S. Sykoff Fellowship Award in his honor, providing funds for teachers and administrators pursuing advanced study and research.

  • In June 2013, upon his retirement, the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Sykoff Headmaster Emeritus and initiated a Lawrence S. Sykoff Leadership Award, presented annually to a graduating senior at Commencement.

  • Upon Dr. Sykoff's retirement, the Middle and Upper School Academic building was renamed in his honor, now known as The Lawrence Sykoff Center for Excellence, as a tribute to his longstanding leadership and legacy.


BOARD AFFILIATIONS & COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • American Cancer Society Eastern Regional Board of Advisors

  • Count Basie Center for the Arts

  • Family and Children’s Services of Monmouth County

  • Independent College Fund of New Jersey (ICFNJ)

  • K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Advisory Board

  • Lunch Break of Monmouth County

  • New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS)

  • Riverview Medical Center Foundation


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Keynote Presentations (Partial Listing)

  • American Cancer Society Eastern Regional Board of Advisors

  • Count Basie Center for the Arts

  • Family and Children’s Services of Monmouth County

  • Independent College Fund of New Jersey (ICFNJ)

  • K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Advisory Board

  • Lunch Break of Monmouth County

  • New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS)

  • Riverview Medical Center Foundation


PUBLICATIONS (Partial Listing)

The Two River Times

Contributing educational writer to the newspaper distributed in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

  • The Teachable Moment

  • Modern Leadership – Are We Teaching It Enough?

  • The Value and Limitations of Standardized Testing

  • The Role of Grandparents as Advisors and Mentors in the School Setting

  • The Importance of School Uniforms


Independent School Quarterly Journal

  • Author of The Teacher as Artist: A Profile in Creating a Masterpiece


NAIS Publications

Co-author of two nationally recognized strategic planning books for non-profit Boards.

  • A Trustee’s Primer on the Strategic Process, NAIS Publications

  • The Strategic Process: 10 Steps For Building Your Independent School’s Future, NAIS Publications

 

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

  • United States Congressional Service Awards for community service and school leadership (May 2003, March 2008, November 2008, July 2010)

  • New Jersey State Senate Certificates of Commendation for leadership and public service (March 2008 and March 2013)

  • Council for the Support and Advancement of Education (CASE) Quarter Century Leadership Award for excellence in leading highly successful
    philanthropic projects (November 2011)

  • Holiday Express Crystal Star Award for helping the underserved and underprivileged, and for helping the organization achieve philanthropic goals (September 2011)

  • Recognized and honored numerous times for actively supporting the Tinton Falls Police Department and the Junior Police Academy (2000-2010)

  • Honoree at the Count Basie Center for the Arts for service and leadership to education and the arts (June 2010)

  • University of San Diego Hughes Career Achievement Award (2019)


EDUCATION

Dr. Sykoff received his master’s (M.Ed.) in Educational Psychology and doctoral degree (Ed.D.) in Leadership from the University of San Diego and his bachelor’s degree (B.B.A.) in Finance and Accounting from the City University of New York.

Please refer to his LinkedIn profile for more details.