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Higher Education Executive Search Experience and Expertise

The academic leadership search process presents an opportunity for an institution to reinvigorate its community spirit, reaffirm mission and prepare for the future. Witt/Kieffer's education recruitment team identifies higher education leaders who understand complex issues facing both public and private institutions: resource constraints, shifting national policy and increased scrutiny by boards, faculty, students and families. Our consultative approach to the academic search process includes specialized expertise, far-reaching network of contacts and a process tailored to each institution. Stewardship during the transition of leadership is our hallmark.

Our scope of education recruiting includes presidents, provosts, deans, and officers for business and finance, advancement and development, student affairs, athletics, enrollment, IT, and more.

Supporting all of our work with education leaders is an industry-specific competency model that helps to predict and encourage leadership success. Part of our Leadership Solutions portfolio, this model provides a template for assessing position candidates and developing current academic leaders. Through our WK Advisors division, we expand our capabilities to support institutions in recruiting emerging leaders. Our Witt/Kieffer International affiliate provides us with a truly global presence and enhanced ability to recruit exceptional leaders across borders.

Witt/Kieffer's education recruitment consultants identify outstanding leaders for institutions committed to improving the quality of life.

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Robin Mamlet, managing partner and practice leader, Education, leads the strategic direction and operations of the practice. She ensures the highest level of quality and superior service to the firm’s education clients, while directing search assignments for presidents, provosts, deans, chief advancement officers, and chief public affairs and communications, diversity, student affairs and enrollment officers.
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