February 11, 2016 – Edinboro University of Pennsylvania has selected executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates to lead the search for its 18th president. Partners Jan Greenwood and Betty Turner Asher are heading the search along with principal Julie Holley.
Greenwood/Asher’s role in the search process includes undertaking a university leadership needs assessment and assisting the committee and the chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
The president position is the chief executive officer post of the university and reports to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors through the chancellor. The president serves the University and its constituents through leadership in the development and communication of a broad institutional vision for the school. The ideal candidate, according to the recruiters, will be an experienced leader who has demonstrated leadership and vision, fiscal management, and resource development capabilities.
“The position description is a valuable tool as we work collaboratively with the executive search consultant to invite applications and conduct a preliminary screening of candidates,” said Harold Shields, chairperson of the presidential search committee. “The committee has worked very diligently on this step in the process and provided broad and diverse thinking reflective of the various constituents throughout the university. I am confident that we have a document that will serve us well as we move toward our goal, which is identifying an individual who will lead Edinboro University to its next era of excellence.”
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (State System), is a major educational resource for the Northwestern Pennsylvania region.
Greenwood/Asher & Associates focuses exclusively on executive search assignments for colleges and universities. The firm is currently leading the president search for Chattanooga State Community College and recently placed Kenneth S. Hawkinson as president of Kutztown University.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media