Recruiting a president or chancellor is about more than filling a role. No other hiring decision promises (or threatens) to shape so profoundly the trajectory as well as the intellectual, financial and structural integrity of an institution. Moreover, the compounded results of search after presidential search stand to shape the future of higher education itself.
We believe a presidential search is much more than a means to an end; it is the prologue to a period of institutional change that requires leadership and care. The quality of a search — and the experience of search committee members charged with steering the process — can have an outsized impact on an incoming president’s introduction to the community and on the new leader’s platform for early success. We treat each search with the respect, professionalism and integrity it deserves.