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 Tapped by State Universities Retirement System of Illinois to Recruit Chief Diversity Officer

Greenwood /Asher & Associates, a Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm, has been selected by the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois to find its first chief diversity officer. The assignment is being led by Marion Frenche, team leader and managing consultant, practice leader for diversity, equity and inclusion, and  Julie Holley, senior executive search consultant.

Greenwood /Asher & Associates Seeks Next President for Western Illinois University

Greenwood /Asher & Associates, a Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm, has been selected to find the next president for Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. Betty Asher, partner and vice president, and Alex Matthews, senior executive search consultant, are spearheading the assignment. Western Illinois University’s previous president, Jack Thomas, stepped down in June 2019.

Greenwood / Asher & Associates Recruits Eighth President for George Mason University

Greenwood /Asher & Associates, a Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm, has placed Dr. Gregory Washington as the eighth president of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He will join the university on July 1, 2020. Jan Greenwood, partner and president, led the assignment along with Julie Holley, senior executive search consultant. “When the board set

Greenwood/Asher Seeks Chief Diversity Officer for University of Delaware

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, a Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm, has been enlisted to find a chief diversity officer for the University of Delaware. Jan Greenwood, president of the firm, and Marion Frenche, practice leader for diversity, equity and inclusion, are leading the assignment. The University of Delaware wants a seasoned academic administrator to provide

Press Releases

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

Search Firm Selected to Help Find USF President

MIRAMAR BEACH, FL, October 9, 2018 – The consultant firm that will assist in recruiting USF President Judy Genshaft’s successor was approved by the Board of Trustees in a meeting Friday. Search Committee Chair Les Muma and Vice Chair Rhea Law reviewed four proposals from Executive Search Firms. At the BOT meeting, Muma proposed Greenwood/Asher