About Us

Greenwood/Asher & Associates is a women-owned executive search firm with a diverse consulting team and extensive experience in executive search, consulting, and training for education markets including elementary, secondary, and higher education; university systems, campuses, nonprofit organizations including associations, service, and cultural institutions.


Solutions And Expertise

Elevating Leaders, Elevating Performance and Elevating Organizations…Together.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates is dedicated to elevating leaders and the organizations they serve. Our core business is executive search and recruiting tailored to your needs. Our long-term and continuing commitment to our clients has extended our services to include leadership development and strategic consulting.

Elevating Leaders Through Executive Search
•  Finding leaders with successful track records, who meet
organizational needs and elevate organizations to peak performance
•  Specializing in services for senior leadership, academic and research, general administration, state/system, academic and allied health leaders, and strategic positions
•  Recruiting globally from education, nonprofit, business, industry, and government
•  Finding a coach or sports executive via our Athletic Practice

Elevating Performance Through Leadership Services
•  Developing senior, emerging and new-hire leaders for long-term success through onboarding and coaching
•  Assessing through 360 approaches presidents and senior leaders
•  Forming high performing teams
•  Facilitating results-oriented workshops/retreats for teams Mediating and resolving conflict and dysfunctional cultures in units

Elevating Organizations Through Strategic Services
•  Facilitating environmental scanning and strategic planning processes, including developing measurable performance indicators
•  Assessing, designing, and initiating change management processes
•  Developing high performing external boards of all types
•  Analyzing and benchmarking policies, practices, programs and services and producing recommendations, including academic program reviews

  • Assessment
  • Executive Search
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • CEO/President

News Briefings

Greenwood /Asher & Associates Assists in Search for President of Eastern Illinois University

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates is helping to place the next president for Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in Charleston, IL. Leading the assignment are Betty Turner Asher, co-founder of the search firm, and Julie Schrodt, senior executive search consultant. Last October, current EIU president David Glassman announced that he would be

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Taps Greenwood / Asher & Associates to Find CHRO

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been enlisted to find an associate vice chancellor and chief human resources officer for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Top candidates for this role will be expected to bring an understanding of key workforce trends and to lead with policies and strategies that center employee equity, inclusion, and

Greenwood /Asher & Associates Seeks Provost for Louisiana State University

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been enlisted to find the next executive vice president and provost for Louisiana State University’s (LSU) flagship campus in Baton Rouge. Betty Asher, co-founder, and Julie Holley, senior executive search consultant, are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. “Louisiana State University is seeking an exceptionally

Greenwood / Asher & Associates Seeks President for Lincoln University

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been enlisted to find the next president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University. Spearheading the assignment is Marion Frenche, practice leader for diversity, equity and inclusion, and senior executive search consultant. “This position is an opportunity

Press Releases

Jan Greenwood, Marion Frenche Recognized by SIA as 2021 DE&I Influencers

(June 2021) Jan Greenwood, co-owner and partner at Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC and Marion Frenche, practice manager at the woman-owned executive search, consulting and training firm, were recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts, (SIA) as two of 2021’s #Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion influencers. Ms. Greenwood and Ms. Frenche’s critical work in diversifying leadership in higher education,

Mary Pedersen Named Colorado State University Provost and Executive Vice President

(July 2, 2020) Mary Pedersen, a distinguished educator and veteran administrator, has been named to serve as the next Provost and Executive Vice President at Colorado State University. Pedersen, who comes to CSU from Cal Poly where she most recently served as Interim Provost, will assume her duties at CSU on Aug. 1. The Provost

Clifford Porter Joins Norfolk State University as VP of University Advancement

Mr. Clifford Porter, J.D. will join Norfolk State University in the role of Vice President for University Advancement. As the University’s Chief Giving Officer, Mr. Porter will grow NSU’s private giving portfolio and lead the University’s forthcoming capital campaign.  Mr. Porter comes to NSU from Bethune-Cookman University where he has served as Vice President for

Jason Glass Named Kentucky’s Next Education Commissioner

(July 10, 2020) The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) announced July 10 that Jason Glass will be Kentucky’s next commissioner of education. “Dr. Glass was identified by the board as our next commissioner following a very extensive and productive national search,” said Lu Young, chair of the Kentucky Board of Education. “Throughout this process I have

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. Leading Search for New UAFS Chancellor

FORT SMITH, AK, December 13, 2018 – A search committee for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith met for the first time on Wednesday to discuss its plan to help find a chancellor. Margaret Tanner, associate provost for academic affairs at the Fort Smith campus and search committee chair, said the members discussed the