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Our higher education search practice is one of the most highly regarded in the country, providing services to both public and private universities aggressively recruiting academic leaders. PES has conducted more than 400 successful higher education searches for Chancellor, President, Vice President, Provost, Dean, Chair and Director positions. With our experience and expertise in conducting searches for higher education combined with our research capabilities, we consistently provide the most qualified panels of candidates for our clients’ consideration.

For every higher education search, the flexibility to accommodate the specific needs of each client is maintained while utilizing the same proven Parker Executive Search Process to assist the client in successfully managing the selection process.



Functional Areas
  • Chancellor / President
  • Vice Chancellor / Provost / Vice President
    • Academic Affairs
    • Administration / Finance
    • External Affairs
    • Research
    • Student Affairs
    • Technology
  • Dean
    • Arts & Sciences
    • Business
    • Engineering
    • Health / Medicine
    • Research
  • Chair
  • Director
Recent Engagements


Experience

Chief Executive Officers

University Systems

Commissioner
Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning
President
Southern Illinois University
President
University of Illinois System
President
University of Tennessee System
Chancellor
University System of Georgia

Doctorate-Granting Universities

President
Armstrong Atlantic State University
President
East Tennessee State University
President
Florida Atlantic University
President
Georgia Southern University
President
Georgia State University
President
Iowa State University
President
Northern Illinois University
President
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
President
The University of Southern Mississippi
President
University at Albany, State University of New York
President
University of Georgia
Chancellor
University of Mississippi
President
University of Northern Iowa
Chancellor
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Chancellor
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
President
University of West Georgia
President
Western Michigan University

Master's Colleges and Universities

President
Armstrong Atlantic State University
President
College of Charleston
President
Columbus State University
President
Delta State University
President
Georgia College & State University
President
Georgia Southwestern State University
President
Kennesaw State University
President
Lipscomb University
President
Mississippi University for Women
President
Savannah State University
Chancellor
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
President
Southern Polytechnic State University
Chancellor
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Chancellor
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Chancellor
University of Tennessee, Martin
President
Valdosta State University

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges

President
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
President
Bainbridge College
President
Brewton-Parker College
President
Dalton State College
President
Fairmont State University
President
Georgia Gwinnett College
President
Georgia Highlands College
President
Georgia Military College
President
Georgia Perimeter College
President
Gordon College
Chancellor
Louisiana State University at Alexandria
President
Middle Georgia College
Chancellor, Palmetto College
University of South Carolina

University-Affiliated Organizations

President and CEO
Herty Advanced Materials Development Center
President
Nashville Public Education Foundation
President
National Collegiate Athletic Association
President and Chief Executive Officer
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Executive Director
University Center of Greenville

Regional Campuses

Vice Provost of Regional Campuses
University of Central Florida
Dean, USC Union
University of South Carolina
Dean, USC Lancaster
University of South Carolina

Upper Administration

Academic Affairs

Vice President and Dean of Faculty
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Executive Vice President and Provost
Central Michigan University
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Columbus State Community College
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Columbus State University
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Georgia College & State University
Provost
Georgia Southern University
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Georgia State University
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Indiana State University
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Iona College
Senior Vice President and Provost
Iowa State University
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Kennesaw State University
Provost
Mercer University
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mississippi University for Women
Provost
Southeast Missouri State University
Provost
Southern Methodist University
Provost
The Ohio State University
Provost
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
University of Central Arkansas
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Chancellor, Palmetto College
University of South Carolina
Vice Chancellor, Academic, Faculty & Student Affairs
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Provost
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Toledo
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Washington
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer
University System of Georgia
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Valdosta State University
Provost and Vice President for Instructional Services
Vincennes University
Provost
Western Michigan University

Administration / Finance

University Controller
Florida International University
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Furman University
Associate Vice President for Business and Finance
Iowa State University
Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance
Louisiana State University System
Vice President, Finance & Administration
Middle Tennessee State University
Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Vice President and General Counsel
Northern Illinois University
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Shawnee State University
Vice President for Business and Finance
Southern Methodist University
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Texas A&M University
Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
University of Central Florida
Vice President for Finance and Administration
University of Georgia
Vice President and Campus Executive Officer, Sarasota/Manatee Campus
University of South Florida
Senior Vice President for Business and Finance
University of South Florida
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Executive Associate Dean of Finance and Operations
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Vice Provost for Planning and Budgeting
University of Washington
Vice Chancellor for Facilities
University System of Georgia
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
University System of Georgia
Assistant VP for Finance and Administration, Health Science Center
Virginia Commonwealth University

Student Affairs

Vice President for Student Affairs
Clemson University
Dean of the College
Dartmouth College
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Eastern Michigan University
Vice President, Student Affairs
Georgia Regents University
Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Enrollment Services
Louisiana State University
Vice President, Student Affairs
Middle Tennessee State University
Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Chief Housing Officer
The Ohio State University
Vice President for Student Affairs
The Ohio State University
Dean of Students / Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
The University of Alabama at Huntsville
Vice President for Student Affairs
University of Florida
Vice President of Student Affairs
University of South Florida
Vice Chancellor for Student Development
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Vice Chancellor for Student Life
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Vice President for Student Life
University of Washington
Vice President for Student Affairs
West Texas A&M University

External Affairs

Senior Vice President for Advancement and Community Relations / Chief Development Officer
Georgia Regents University
Vice President for University Advancement
Georgia Southern University
Vice President for University Advancement and Development
Kennesaw State University
Vice President, Development
Middle Tennessee State University
Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement
Purdue University Calumet
Vice President for University Advancement
St. Cloud State University
President and CEO
The University of Connecticut Foundation
Senior Vice President for External Affairs
University of Georgia
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
University of South Carolina
Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Development Services
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Vice President for University Advancement
Valdosta State University
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Western Kentucky University
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Western Michigan University

Research

Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Georgia State University
Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
Kennesaw State University
Senior Vice President for Research
Mote Marine Laboratory
Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
The University of Houston System
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies
University of Colorado, Denver
Vice President for Research and Associate Provost
University of Georgia
Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Technology

Chief Information Officer / Associate Provost
The University of Alabama at Huntsville
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Chief Information Officer
University System of Georgia

Other

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Bradley University
Vice President for Enrollment Services
Brewton-Parker College
Chief Compliance Officer
Des Moines University
Assistant Commissioner for Adult Literacy
Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education
Vice President for Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications
Indiana State University
Chief Diversity Officer
Kennesaw State University
Associate Provost for Enrollment Management
Texas A&M University
Vice President of University Relations
The Ohio State University
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services
The University of Alabama at Huntsville
Chancellor
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Florida
Associate Vice President for Health Affairs, Professional Practice
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Associate Vice President for Quality
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Associate Vice President for Community-Based Practice
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Assistant Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Vice Chancellor for Diversity
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Deans

Arts & Sciences

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Bowling Green State University
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Ferris State University
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Florida State University
Dean, College of Science & Mathematics
Georgia Regents University
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Georgia State University
Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Kennesaw State University
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
Kennesaw State University
Dean, Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences
Southern Methodist University
Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Vice Provost for Arts and Sciences and Executive Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
The Ohio State University
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
The University of Houston
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
University of Cincinnati
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
University of Colorado, Denver
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Florida
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
University of Washington

Business

Dean of the College of Business
Albany State University
Dean of the College of Business Administration
Bowling Green State University
Dean, College of Business
Butler University
Dean, J. Whitney Bunting College of Business
Georgia College & State University
Dean of the Scott College of Business
Indiana State University
Raisbeck Endowed Dean, College of Business
Iowa State University
Dean of the Coles College of Business
Kennesaw State University
Dean of the E.J. Ourso College of Business
Louisiana State University
Dean, Jennings A. Jones College of Business
Middle Tennessee State University
Executive Dean, College of Management and Business
National Louis University
Dean, College of Business
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Dean of Business
The Ohio State University
Dean, School of Business
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dean, College of Business Administration
The University of Alabama at Huntsville
Dean, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration
University of Evansville
Dean, Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina
Dean, College of Business
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Dean, College of Business Administration
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dean, Business School
University of Washington
Dean, Gordon Ford College of Business
Western Kentucky University
Dean, Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University

Engineering

Dean of Engineering
Clarkson University
Dean, College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
Founding Dean, Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Information Technology
Georgia Southern University
Dean, College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology
Kent State University
Founding Dean, College of Engineering
Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research
Dean, College of Engineering
Louisiana State University
Dean of the Bagley College of Engineering
Mississippi State University
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Central Florida
Dean, College of Engineering
University of Florida
Dean, College of Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dean of Engineering
University of Washington

Medicine / Pharmacy / Health Professions / Nursing

Dean, College of Health Professions
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Dean, College of Education and Health Professions
Columbus State University
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines University
Founding Dean, School of Health Sciences
Emory and Henry College
Dean, College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
Dean, Michigan College of Optometry
Ferris State University
Dean of Health Professions
Florida Gulf Coast University
Dean, College of Public Health
Georgia Southern University
Dean, College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services
Indiana State University
Dean, School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College
Dean, School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College
Dean, College of Pharmacy
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Dean, School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science
The College of New Jersey
Vice Provost for Health Services and Dean of Medicine
United Arab Emirates University
Dean, College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida
Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance
University of Florida
Dean, College of Pharmacy
University of Georgia
Dean, College of Public Health
University of Georgia
Executive Dean, College of Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Dean, Graduate School of Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Dean, College of Nursing
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Dean, College of Medicine
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Dean, College of Health, Education and Professional Studies
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Dean of Nursing
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dean, School of Nursing
University of Washington
Dean of the School of Public Health
University of Washington
Dean of Dentistry
University of Washington

Veterinary Medicine

Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University
Dean of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Research

Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Studies & Chief Research Officer
Indiana State University
Dean of Research, Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
Dean of Research, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Florida
Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation
University of South Florida

Other

Dean of University Libraries
Bowling Green State University
Dean of Technology
Bowling Green State University
Dean of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University
Dean
Bowling Green State University, Firelands
Dean of the College of Music
Florida State University
Dean of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance
Florida State University
Dean, Bayh College of Education
Indiana State University
Dean of Library Services
Indiana State University
Dean, College of Technology
Indiana State University
Dean of the Coast and Environment
Louisiana State University
Dean, College of Mass Communication
Middle Tennessee State University
Dean, School of Building Arts
Savannah College of Art and Design
Dean of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
Dean of Extension
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
Dean, College of Information Technology
United Arab Emirates University
Dean, College of Education
University of Florida
Dean, College of Journalism and Communications
University of Florida
Dean, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Georgia
Dean, USC Sumter
University of South Carolina
Dean of the College of Education
University of South Florida
Dean, College of Architecture and Design
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dean, School of Law
University of Washington
Dean of the College of the Environment
University of Washington
Dean of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design and Director of the WV Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
West Virginia University

Chairs

Academic Pathologist
Des Moines University
Chair, Family Medicine
Des Moines University
Harris Chair of Business & Technology
East Tennessee State University
Founding Chair, Biomedical Engineering Department
Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research
Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence
Middle Tennessee State University
Head, Department of Computer & Information Technology
Purdue University
Chair of Chemistry
Southern Methodist University
Chair of the Department of Biostatistics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Chair, Department of Health Services Administration
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Intel / Charles E. Young Endowed Chair in Nanotechnology
University of Florida
Chair and Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Florida
Chair of OB/GYN
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Division Chief of Gastroenterology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Chair, Department of Pediatric Radiology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Eastridge-Cole Endowed Professorship for Thoracic Oncologic Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Chair of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief
University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Chair, Department of Medicine
UT Graduate School of Medicine
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UT Graduate School of Medicine
Chair of Radiology
UT Graduate School of Medicine
Chair, Department of Radiology
UT Graduate School of Medicine
Chief, Section of Hepatology
Virginia Commonwealth University

Directors

Director of Career Services
Dartmouth College
Director of Center for Improvement of Teaching & Learning
Des Moines University
Executive Director
Florida Virtual Campus
Executive Director, Strategic Consulting
Georgia Institute of Technology
Assistant Vice President for Information Technology
Georgia Perimeter College
Associate Director of Sponsored Programs
Georgia State University
Program Director, Physical Therapy
Indiana State University
Executive Director, Gongaware Center and Networks Financial Institute
Indiana State University
Physician Assistant Program Director
Indiana State University
Director, Thielen Student Health Center
Iowa State University
Director & Professor, Nutrition and Wellness Research Center
Iowa State University
Director, Ames Laboratory
Iowa State University
Director, WellStar School of Nursing
Kennesaw State University
Director, Center for Computation and Technology
Louisiana State University
Executive Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy
Meharry Medical College
Director of Human Resource Services
Middle Tennessee State University
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Texas A&M University
Executive Director of Real Estate Development
Texas A&M University
Senior Director, Dining Services
The Ohio State University
Director, Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
The Ohio State University
Director, Student Health Services
The Ohio State University
Director of University Libraries
The Ohio State University
Director, School of Computing
The University of Southern Mississippi
University Librarian and Director of the Auraria Library
University of Colorado, Denver
Director, Florida Sea Grant Program
University of Florida
Director of the Engineering Leadership Institute
University of Florida
Executive Director of Comprehensive Career Services
University of Georgia
Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government
University of Georgia
Executive Director, Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Director of Internal Audit
University of South Carolina
Director of the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching
University of South Florida
Director, Pediatric Obesity Research Program
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Director of Addiction Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Director, School of Mass Communications
Virginia Commonwealth University