About Us

Higher Education Leadership Search is an Anniston, AL-based firm offering a new model of higher education search: matching talented candidates with distinguished positions in the most cost-effective, streamlined and efficient manner.

With search consultants from a variety of academic and administrative positions, HELS consultants understand the search process from both sides and stand ready to serve. The firm offers universities and candidates a variety of services: profile development, position advertising, candidate support and recruiting, facilitation of the interview process, as well as complete Internet and social-media vetting – all confidential! Unique aspects include a portal where candidates can enter their own information into a database and a streamlined search timeline, which significantly reduces costs. The overall result is an institutionally focused, candidate-friendly, technologically innovative new model for searches.

Additionally, HELS has formed a strategic partnership with Collegiate Consulting, a comprehensive solutions-based consulting company focused exclusively on the collegiate athletics marketplace. This partnership allows the firms, combined academic, administrative and athletic higher education experience, to provide even more value to clients by offering full turnkey searches in all three areas. HELS has also partnered with Columbus State University’s Leadership Institute to assist with providing expertise in leadership development and personality profiles on finalist candidates.

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The firm’s team of trusted higher education professionals are eager to work with candidates and institutions to provide quality placement and valued process in higher education search.

These individuals bring years of higher education experience in various administrative and leadership positions, therefore they understand the value that search firms and consultants offer to both candidates and institutions.

Solutions And Expertise

With search consultants from a variety of academic and administrative positions, HELS consultants understand the search process from both sides and stand ready to serve. The firm offers universities and candidates a variety of services: profile development, position advertising, candidate support and recruiting, facilitation of the interview process, as well as complete Internet and social-media vetting – all confidential!

Solutions
  • Executive Search
Functions
  • CEO/President
  • Development
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government
  • Human Resources

News Briefings

Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Chief Compliance Officer for University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to lead in its search for a chief compliance officer. Consultants Geralyn Franklin and Alan Medders are leading the assignment. The incoming executive will oversee and coordinate university-wide compliance and risk-management activities, ensuring that the school and its employees are complying

Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Provost for Northeastern State University

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially with searches for provosts and chancellors. Among the latest, Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected by Northeastern State University in Oklahoma to help find a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Consultants Bill Meehan and Alan Medders are leading the assignment. The provost