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Higher Education


Higher education is Isaacson, Miller's largest and most comprehensive practice, with more than half our work in university and college leadership. In thousands of searches across the entire academy, we have served the most distinguished public and private research universities and selective liberal arts colleges. Many are repeat clients; a growing number are international. New presidents have turned to us to help them shape their cabinets.

We credit our success to networks that span the full range of academic institutions, from community colleges to research intensive universities. We regularly network with faculty, trustees, administrators, alumni and funders, and we forge relationships across allied networks such as academic medicine and research, cultural institutions, and foundations. Search committees trust us to find and evaluate candidates who combine powerful organizational leadership with substantive managerial ability, who are committed to a compelling educational mission.

Results

President, Tuskegee University

Lily D. McNair has been named the eighth President of Tuskegee University.

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HBCUs: Building on an Extraordinary Legacy

In January 2019, David A. Thomas will be inaugurated as the 12th president of Morehouse College, marking the 13th time an HBCU has partnered with IM to fill a leadership position.

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Dean, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University

Seung Ho (Sam) Park has been named the next Dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University.

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Dean, Duke University School of Law

Kerry Abrams has been named the next Dean of the Duke University School of Law.

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A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Kevin McDonald reflects on his first year as the inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for the University of Missouri System.

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