August 19, 2015 – The University of Nebraska – Lincoln has retained Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a new chancellor. David Bellshaw, vice president and managing partner in Isaacson, Miller’s California office, will head the assignment. Mr. Bellshaw previously assisted the university in the presidential search for the University of Nebraska Medical Center chancellor.
“This is a critical search for the university, and public feedback will play an important role in the process,” said Hank Bounds, University president. “I am hoping to hear from as many stakeholders as possible about the qualities and characteristics they think the next UNL chancellor should have and what kinds of opportunities and challenges that person will face. Public input will be incredibly valuable in helping us find the right person to build on UNL’s impressive momentum.”
The advisory committee will work closely with Messrs. Bounds and Bellshaw to develop a profile for the new chancellor. The board of regents must then approve the appointment made by Mr. Bounds.
According to sources, Isaacson, Miller has agreed to a flat fee of $110,000 for the chancellor search.
The University of Nebraska – Lincoln is a public research institution and is the state’s oldest and largest university and flagship of the University of Nebraska system.
Founded in 1982, Isaacson, Miller focuses on executive search assignments for a wide variety of organizations, including leading universities, research institutes, academic medical centers, foundations, cultural institutions, economic development organizations, human service agencies, and national advocacy groups.
Over its 33-year history, according to news archives held by Hunt Scanlon Media, Isaacson, Miller has engaged in more than 5,500 executive searches for a host of top flight academic concerns, as well as general education, healthcare, and philanthropic organizations, including finding presidents, deans and provosts for Dartmouth College, Penn State University, Tufts University, Lehigh University, Vanderbilt, New York University, Marquette University, Virginia State University, Antioch College, Duke University, Duke University Medical Center, American University, University of California at San Francisco, Xavier University of Louisiana, Plymouth State University, Lincoln College, and the University of North Carolina.
The firm has consistently ranked in Hunt Scanlon’s Top 50 search firm rankings, this year climbing to the 13th largest. It has roughly 75 consultants working from three American offices.
Isaacson, Miller is currently leading the search for a new vice chancellor for Syracuse University as well as an assistant vice chancellor for medical alumni and development programs at Washington University in St. Louis.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media