Neumann Executive Search Partners


The team at Neumann Executive Search Partners brings decades of experience recruiting exceptional individuals to renowned colleges and universities across the United States. We partner with our clients to identify and attract talented leaders who are ready and able to help define and advance the mission and vision of the institutions they join.

Our success comes from our extensive experience in academic and administrative searches across a wide variety of institutions, our deep knowledge of the landscape of higher education, and from a methodical and individualized results-oriented process, whose success is measured in the exceptional candidates and enduring partnerships we enjoy.


Daily Newswire Briefings

Neumann Executive Search Heading CFO Job for NYU

New York University has retained Neumann Executive Search Partners to find its next chief financial officer. Principal and founder Liz Neumann and principal Amy Sugin are leading the assignment. The senior vice president for finance and budget / CFO is the senior leadership position at NYU charged with the oversight of the finances of the university and

Neumann Executive Search In Hunt for Chief Diversity Officer

Neumann Executive Search Partners has been retained by Ithaca College to lead in a national search for a chief inclusion and diversity officer. Vice president Tom Phillips and principal Beth Schaefer are leading the assignment for the recruitment firm. Ithaca’s search committee will be chaired by Dr. Brian Dickens, who’s currently vice president of human resources. Campus visits

Emory University Taps Two Search Firms for Top Posts

Heidrick & Struggles and Neumann Executive Search Partners have been retained by Emory University to fill the college’s provost/chief academic officer and EVP business & administration positions, respectively. Emory’s search committee is looking for visionaries to make it the go-to place for policymakers, students and researchers. The provost search advisory committee — co-chaired by professors Carol

Press Releases

Kathy Dettloff Named Vice President, Financial Planning and Budgeting at Rutgers

BOSTON, MA, January 17, 2017 — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has appointed Kathy L. Dettloff as its new Vice President, Financial Planning and Budgeting. Effective January 17, Detloff leads the Office of Budget and Resources Studies (OBRS) and is responsible for areas including financial planning and business plan development, and the analysis and in-depth management

Oberlin College Selects Benjamin Hockenhull as Chief Information Technology Officer

BOSTON, MA, January 5, 2017 — Oberlin College has named Benjamin R. Hockenhull, an information technology executive with 20 years of higher education experience, its new Chief Information Technology Officer. “Ben rose to the top of a very strong pool because of his experience in leading change, his emphasis on professional development for staff, and his

Northeastern University Appoints Jeff Seo as Assistant Vice Provost for Research Compliance

BOSTON, MA, December 21, 2016 — Jeff M. Seo has been named Northeastern University’s Assistant Vice Provost for Research Compliance. In this role, Seo will oversee the university’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Award Compliance Program, including award reviews, training program development, and written annual reports submitted to the NSF. Seo joins Northeastern from Harvard Medical School, where he

Carnegie Mellon Names Chris Basar AVP for Budget and Financial Planning

BOSTON, MA, December 12, 2016 — Chris Basar has joined Carnegie Mellon University as Associate Vice President for Budget and Financial Planning, effective December 12, 2016. A seasoned financial executive, Basar is responsible for the strategic oversight of the university’s annual operating and capital budget and for the creation of financial planning policies, procedures, and strategies. He will