Harris Search Associates

OVERVIEW

Harris Search Associates is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm. Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, technology, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, national laboratories, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

Our higher education, research, and academic medicine search practices are highly regarded placing senior academic administrators globally. We are regularly engaged to conduct search assignments that include the identification of the next President, Provost, Chancellor, Dean, Vice President, and other high-level executives.

International practice expertise includes: Academic Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Sciences, Biological and Health Sciences, Research, Engineering and Technology.

In an increasingly international environment, the talent needed to lead organizations will come from all corners of the world. These increasingly complex environments demands experienced search counsel with diverse skills, backgrounds, and perspective.

As a member firm of IIC Partners, the 8th largest retained executive search organization with 52 offices in 34 countries worldwide, we provide clients with global access to talent.

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HUNT SCANLON NEWSWIRE BRIEFINGS

Harris Search CIO Amy Belew University of Tennessee

Harris Search Associates Lands CIO for the University of Tennessee

Universities have long depended on executive search firms to help with their leadership needs, but these days the higher education sector is broadening its efforts to find more specialized leaders. As a result, search firms have expanded their niche offerings in the sector, identifying diversity officer, athletic directors, coaches and any number of other top

Harris Search Associates and RGC Search Seek President for the University of Puthisastra

The University of Puthisastra (UP) in Cambodia has retained the services of Harris Search Associates and RGC Executive Search to finds its next president. Jeffrey Harris, founder and managing partner of Dublin, OH-based Harris Search, and Anthony Ainsworth, director of Bangkok, Thailand-based RGC Search, are leading the assignment. The organizations are members of IIC Partners,

Harris Search Associates University of Buffalo School Dental Medicine

Harris Search Associates Tapped By University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Universities have long depended on executive search firms to help with their leadership needs, but these days the higher education sector is broadening its efforts to find more specialized leaders. As a result, search firms have expanded their niche offerings in the sector, identifying athletic directors, coaches and any number of other top posts. The

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Keeping Talent Pipelines Full In the Academic Research and Health Sciences Fields

While universities have been turning to executive search firms for their leadership needs for years, the higher education sector has been broadening its reach to hunt for more specialized leaders. As a result, search firms have expanded their niche offerings to the sector, identifying athletic directors, coaches, and any number of other top posts for

PRESS RELEASES

Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Joanna Groden as Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago

DUBLIN, OH, August 3, 2018 – Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the VCR provides important leadership in the areas of research and economic development by encouraging and supporting investigators; facilitating multidisciplinary projects; seeking out new sources of funding; ensuring ethical, informed and safe conduct of research, and serving as the spokesperson for the UIC research enterprise.

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine selects Harris Search Associates to lead Chair of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Search

DUBLIN, OH, January 10, 2018 – University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has selected Harris Search Associates to lead its Chair of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery search. Established in 1892, the School of Dental Medicine (SDM) continues to educate general practitioners, specialists and biomedical scientists in the art and science of oral health through its comprehensive accredited programs:

Harris Search Associates Places Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T

DUBLIN, OH, May 26, 2017 — Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Richard Wlezien as Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). Dr. Richard W. Wlezien, the Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University and a

Harris Search Associates Recruits Dr. Mark S. Johnson MD. MPH as Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Howard University College of Medicine

DUBLIN, OH, November 25, 2016 — Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Mark S. Johnson MD. MPH as the next Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM). Prior to his current position, he served previously as Dean at Howard, and previously as Chair of the Department of Family

Harris Search Associates Recruits Renee Coleman-Mitchell as Executive Director for Health and Wellness Services/Counseling and Psychological Services at Washington State University

DUBLIN, OH, September 30, 2016 — Harris Search Associates has recruited Renee Coleman-Mitchell as the next Executive Director for Health and Wellness Services, Counseling and Psychological Services at Washington State University. Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Executive Director (ED) provides strategic vision, leadership, advocacy for, and management of Health and Wellness Services and Counseling and Psychological