Vice President /Senior Academic Administration Executive Search

A top ranked higher education executive search firm, Harris Search Associates is a leading national firm in the field of higher education Vice President and senior academic administration search assignments and have successfully conducted over 900 higher education executive search assignments on behalf of the foremost research and comprehensive universities.

Each year we conduct a number of Vice President and senior academic administration executive searches for the premier higher education institutions.  Attracting leaders with the personal and professional characteristics to match the institution’s mission is imperative to ensuring success and requires the counsel of an experienced executive search partner.

 Higher Education Practice

In the nearly 25 years of our firm we have witnessed a stark change in the necessary skillset of the modern higher education Vice Presidents and senior academic administrators. In our opinion, today’s higher education Vice Presidents and senior academic administrators must be outstanding enterprise-level leaders inextricably linked to the strategic mission and operations of an institution, and deep commitment to the academy.

Similarly, we are sensitive to a number of important traits in the recruitment and evaluation of prospective Vice President and senior academic administration candidates, such as a professional reputation above reproach, history of collaboration with peers, success in the identification and development of talent, and superb communication skills.

Our seasoned consultants assist clients in designing a comprehensive targeted executive search recruitment process that blends efficiency, confidentiality, inclusiveness, accurately represent the opportunity to cultivate candidate interest at the highest level. Throughout, we continue to actively track the next generation of emerging academic talent and are known and trusted by the national higher education leaders Vice President and senior academic administration search committees hope to attract to ensure recruitment of a robust, diverse pool of candidates in each executive search assignment that positively promotes the institution.

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Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global higher education executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 44 offices in 33 countries worldwide. Our higher education executive search practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine, and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers, and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery.