Jan Asnicar


Jan brings to higher education executive search the perspective of 25 years of experience as a university administrator. Since entering the field she has completed more than 140 searches, specializing in placing presidents, vice presidents, and deans. Jan has worked with public and private institutions and many of her clients are repeat clients. She previously worked for an educational consulting firm that specialized in assisting institutions with the development of programs for adult learners. As vice president, she worked with colleges and universities throughout the country providing guidance and support in the areas of strategic planning, external compliance, staff development, enrollment management, communications, public relations, marketing and promotion. In 2003, Jan was appointed Associate Dean of Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies. In charge of academic and enrollment services, she led a team that had responsibility for all touch points between the university and the students, from first contact through graduation. Jan began her career in higher education in student affairs at the University of Wisconsin System where her focus was student governance and residential life. Jan has been invited to present at regional, national, and international conferences on various topics including succession planning, leadership transition, faculty development, assessment, strategic planning, and the changing demographics of college students.