August 18, 2015 – Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has been selected by the University of Wyoming to lead its search for a new president.
Current UW president Dick McGinity is stepping down after a year and a half on the job. He replaced Bob Sternberg, who resigned in November 2013 after less than five months as president. Trustee Jeff Marsh, who is chair of the search committee, said the umbrella timeline for the search is to select a pool of about 10 to 15 potential presidential candidates from a large amount of applicants. The candidates will then be considered by a second search committee with separate members to select three finalists. The first committee is currently scheduled to finish sometime in December, said Alberto Pimentel, partner of Storbeck/Pimentel.
“It’s going to be a very busy recruitment season,” he said. “The position is very compelling. University of Wyoming is in a situation for the right person who wants to come in and be a builder and establish new programs and leverage new strengths. I’m extremely enthusiastic about not only where the university is now but more importantly what its potential is.”
The University of Wyoming provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs to 13,800 students from all 50 states and 94 countries. Established in 1886, UW is a nationally recognized research institution that offers 190 areas of undergraduate and graduate study to students from all 50 states.
Storbeck/Pimentel has an established history in recruiting presidential roles for higher educational institutions. The firm has placed presidents at Swarthmore College, Pomona College, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, among many others.
The firm is a minority and female owned search firm specializing in executive recruitment services to colleges, universities, independent schools and not-for-profit organizations. Today it counts more than 25 consultants and support staff located in two main offices in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, with three affiliated offices in Vermont, Virginia and Florida.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media