Dr. Wanda D. Bigham, Senior Consultant, joined the firm in 2011 and has assisted public and private colleges and universities with over 30 national searches for presidents, vice presidents, and deans. Prior to joining Academic Search, she served as president of Huntingdon College and Marycrest College, and she held administrative positions at Emerson College and Morehead State University (Vice President for Development, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Acting Dean for Graduate and Special Academic Programs). She also served in leadership positions for the United Methodist Church’s Division of Higher Education, assisting schools, colleges, and universities in the United States and around the world.
She earned her Ed.D. at the University of Kentucky, her M.H.E. and M.M. at Morehead State University, and her B.M.E. at Murray State University. She has been an ACE Fellow and holds a certificate from the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University. She has served on many national boards and committees of higher education associations, and her networks are extensive and current.