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 Clemson University with CHRO Search

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Ale Kennedy as the new associate vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer of Clemson University. “The university engaged a recruiting firm and conducted a rigorous national search to select our human resources leader,” said Max Allen, vice

Greenwood /Asher & Associates Seeking Provost for University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been enlisted to find a provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UW-Green Bay). Leading the assignment are Jan Greenwood, founder, and Shelley Feather, library practice leader and senior executive search consultant. “Building on the successes of recent years, including six

Global Pandemic Endows Universities With Big Challenges in the Hunt for New Leaders in 2021

Leadership roles in today’s colleges and universities have become increasingly demanding and complex. Senior academic leaders must balance the needs of numerous constituents—needs that require a cross-section of skills far beyond the traditional set of scholarly and research accomplishments. Interviews with a host of recruiters for the sector reveal the special challenges of their work.

Greenwood /Asher & Associates Seeks CHRO for Clemson University

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been enlisted to find an associate vice president/ chief human resources officer for Clemson University in South Carolina. Clemson is seeking a dynamic leader on the cutting-edge of human resources strategy development and deployment, said Greenwood /Asher & Associates. The new CHRO will report to

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