Our higher education search practice is one of the most highly regarded in the country, providing services to both public and private colleges and universities to aggressively recruit academic leaders.

PES has conducted more than 500 successful higher education searches for chancellor, president, vice president, provost, dean, chair and director positions. With our experience and expertise in conducting searches for higher education combined with our research capabilities, we consistently provide the most qualified panels of candidates for our clients’ consideration.

“My personal experience with Parker Executive Search has been nothing short of extraordinary. They are professional, produce strong candidate pools, and do so in a timely manner. Most importantly to me, each and every time I have worked with Parker Executive Search we have successfully hired my first choice candidate.”

- Mark Becker, Ph.D., President, Georgia State University

For every higher education search, the flexibility to accommodate the specific needs of each client is maintained while utilizing the same proven Parker Executive Search Process to assist the client in successfully managing the selection process.

Functional Areas

Our Higher Education team specializes in the following functional areas:

  • Chancellor / President
  • Provost
  • Vice Chancellor / Vice President
    • Academic Affairs
    • Administration / Finance
    • Communications
    • Diversity
    • Economic Development
    • Enrollment Management
    • External Affairs / Advancement / Development
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Legal Affairs
    • Research
    • Student Affairs
  • Dean
    • Agriculture
    • Architecture
    • Arts & Sciences
    • Business
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Fine Arts
    • Graduate Studies
    • Honors
    • Journalism & Mass Communication
    • Law
    • Music, Dance & Theatre Arts
    • Public & International Affairs
    • Research
    • Veterinary Medicine
  • Academic Chair