Harris Search Associates is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting ﬁrm. Modeled after the ﬁrst premier management-consulting ﬁrms, in 1997, we launched our practice exclusively focused on executive search and management consulting of executive leadership to support the growth of the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers, children’s hospitals and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery. Based in Columbus Ohio, we have additional regional ofﬁces in San Francisco and Dallas. We have successfully completed over 900 assignments.
We are the only national ﬁrm that combines the recruiting and leadership assessment expertise of consultants from the largest, most well-recognized retained search organizations with highly respected, former university Presidents, Provosts, Deans, Vice Presidents, and senior administrators from across the country.
At the highest level, retained executive search is a combination of both art and science. We are naturally curious, listen intently, and fervent in our aggressive recruitment of talent. Analytics, assessment tools, artiﬁcial intelligence, and the efﬁcient use of data help inform our judgment, but skillful, adept search counsel guides the relationship between each client and our ﬁrm.
Each year, our business is represented by over 70% from repeat client institutions. Over the life of our ﬁrm we have successfully completed 94% of engagements. Assignments are consistently completed within 110 days, utilizing a process that blends efﬁciency with thorough due diligence. Average tenure of candidates placed leads the industry at 4.6 years.
Our diverse team of seasoned consultants combine experience from the most well-recognized, global retained executive search organizations with expertise from successful careers in academic administration.
Modelled after the first premier management consulting firms, our practice remains solely focused on the distinctive needs of higher education. We recognize the transformative impact higher education plays in the growth of our country and understand leadership of an academic enterprise is more challenging than it has ever been, requiring an increasingly wide range of skills to balance the diverse missions of research, education, and service.
The responsibility to serve as higher education executive search counsel to the foremost institutions that educate and train the next generation of scholars, creators, leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators remains an honor in every search assignment.
At the highest level, retained executive search remains a combination of both art and science. Analytics, assessment tools, the efficient use of data, and a reach that’s truly global informs our judgment; but, in the end, creation of a deep sense of partnership with mutual accountability, followed by specific, actionable recommendations, is paramount to our shared success.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss the future executive leadership needs at your institution.
DUBLIN, OH, May 26, 2016 — Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Rachel Croson as the next Dean of the College of Social Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU). Upon approval by the MSU Board of Trustees, her appointment will be effective August 1, 2016. Croson is the John and Judy Goolsby – Virginia and Paul Dorman Endowed Chair,
DUBLIN, OH, May 14, 2016 — Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Hugh Mighty as Dean of Medicine and Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Howard University in Washington D.C. Dr. Hugh Mighty has been appointed the 18th Dean of the Howard University College of Medicine and Vice President of Clinical Affairs. Dr. Mighty succeeds Dr. Edward
DUBLIN, OH, July 15, 2015 — A national leader in legal education and property law will become The University of Toledo College of Law’s next dean, pending approval by UT’s Board of Trustees, University officials announced today. Benjamin Barros, associate dean of academic affairs at Widener University’s School of Law in Harrisburg, Pa., will be the college’s next
DUBLIN, OH, June 18, 2015 — Dublin, Ohio based Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Paul DiCorleto as the next Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs at Kent State University. Kent State University is the largest public multi-campus system in northeast Ohio, with campuses reaching nine local communities and a population of approximately 42,000 students, 3,700 full-time