Colleges and Universities

Our unmatched expertise in managing the complex dynamics of higher education environments significantly improves our search outcomes.

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Diversified Search Group’s Education Practice takes great pride in the depth and breadth of our experience working with colleges and universities.

Presidential Search

With our combined experience, our Education Practice search consultants have led almost 200 searches at the level of president and chancellor.

Our deep understanding of the unique challenges of higher education leadership is rooted in our commitment to the mission and purpose of education and our consultants’ career experience on college and university campuses.

This, combined with our strong understanding of board and shared governance dynamics, allows us to bring a collaborative and consultative approach to the presidential search process that is based on collaboration, listening, and trust.

Liberal Arts College in the Midwest? Research University in the Southeast?

We have identified senior leaders for every type of institution, small and large, public and private, in every corner of the United States – and for international campuses, too.

View our active and recently completed searches to learn more about the variety of institutions we serve.

Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

We excel at identifying leaders from historically excluded and underrepresented backgrounds who will strengthen the institutions they lead and create long-term change for better.

We work proactively and energetically to recruit excellent and diverse pools of candidates in every search we conduct.

To ensure an equitable and inclusive process for all, we offer counsel to our clients on best practices: building a representative search committee (if the search will use a committee), drafting inclusive language in the position description and qualifications, building a diverse (by all definitions) candidate pool, and guiding the committee through vetting (interviews and reference checking) that focuses on demonstrated qualifications measured against clear criteria.

What our depth of knowledge and experience means for your higher education search:

  • We excel at identifying and recruiting leaders from within academic settings
  • We possess the insight needed to identify leaders from nontraditional settings who are best suited to transition successfully to academic leadership
  • Potential candidates with an interest in education tend to migrate to our attention because of the number of senior-level searches that we conduct in this space, and because of our reputation in the industry

Partner With Us

Our highly experienced higher education team stands ready to help. We can be reached at 610.565.2910 or by email.

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