Ann Yates is a senior associate in Witt/Kieffer’s higher education practice and has served as an executive search consultant to academic and not-for-profit clients for 15 years. Based in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, she supports nationwide searches for presidents, chancellors, provosts, and deans, as well as vice presidents for research, development/advancement, student affairs, academic affairs, and enrollment. Her past clients include leading research universities and state institutions, top-tier liberal arts colleges, regional comprehensive universities, and various other institutions.
Ann values exceptional quality and close engagement with clients and candidates in all her work. She prides herself on a broad understanding of higher education leadership and on working to understand clients’ specific needs in order to identify leaders with the right institutional fit.
Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Ann served as talent acquisition manager with the University of Minnesota Foundation, where she was instrumental in addressing development/fundraising staffing needs within the foundation and across the university’s 28 schools and units. Before that, she was principal of a national higher education and not-for-profit executive search firm, executing senior-level academic searches. Her search career also benefits from past experience in corporate human relations, providing her insight into corporate recruiting processes, retention programs, and compensation issues.
MA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of New Haven, CT
BS, Psychology, Bethany College, Bethany, WV