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Kathryn Barry

Kate Barry

Kate's practice at Isaacson, Miller focuses on academic leadership positions, including numerous presidential searches for a wide range of clients. Since joining the firm in 2005, she has served Ivy League universities, liberal arts colleges, technology institutes, HBCUs and community colleges. Public and private institutions also look to Kate for provost and academic dean searches, with which she has extensive experience. Our firm's business school dean practice is bolstered by her dozens of searches in the field.

Prior to joining the firm, Kate was assistant director of alumni relations at Union College. Her role as the regional director for the college's largest alumni territories involved recruiting volunteers and cultivating donors. Before joining the alumni relations office, she worked in the college's admissions office. Kate is currently a member of the Union College Board of Trustees and serves on the Board’s executive committee.

Kate’s passion for higher education is rooted in its profound impact on society as a vehicle for social justice, producer of new knowledge, and engine for innovation and discovery. This animates her drive to produce the highest-quality work and find the best matches to ensure the success of the diverse array of institutions she serves.