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Who lives, who dies, who tells your compliance story?

Judith W. Spain (jspain@georgiacolleges.org) is President of Higher Education Compliance Consulting and the Compliance Collaborative Consultant for Georgia Independent College Association in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Will the compliance program you built from scratch be sustained after you leave, like the Washington Monument? Or, like with Alexander Hamilton’s death, will it come to an abrupt halt with your departure? And will the compliance initiative fade away with a permanent reputation stain, just like the stain on Aaron Burr?

Though you cannot control how others tell your story—your compliance legacy—you can embed into your compliance program sufficient controls to ensure its sustainability for long after you have retired and are sipping wine, watching the popular Broadway hit Hamilton.[1]

Let us explore specific steps that you can take to help ensure long-term sustainability of your compliance initiative and the continuation of the narrative.

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