A consultant in WittKieffer’s Education Practice, Philip Tang works on behalf of leading academic and research institutions to recruit and place senior executives in higher education, academic medicine and health sciences. He specializes in searches for presidents, provosts, academic deans and chief online officers. Phil has extensive experience partnering with boards, chief executives and search committees, managing complex search processes and providing guidance and counsel during periods of leadership transition and organizational change.
Prior to joining WittKieffer, Phil served 14 years in senior leadership roles at Johns Hopkins University. As vice provost for academic services, he had university-wide responsibility for online and digital initiatives and international programs and partnerships. Phil managed nearly 20 searches for university executives, including the provost and deans of every academic division.
Phil approaches each engagement with a collaborative spirit, uncompromising standards and a deep respect for the client’s institutional culture and for each candidate’s experience during the search process. He brings to his practice a nuanced understanding of university administration and an institutional perspective on planning and executing an effective search.