Our Higher Education Practice

At Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc., a significant amount of our business is in the higher education sector. With a roster of clients that include prestigious colleges and universities across the nation, we have successfully matched academic leaders with opportunities to serve their campuses and generate strategic visions for their institutions.

We’ve helped our clients build academic leadership teams; this includes provost, dean, and vice president/vice chancellor level searches. Our scope of services includes senior level searches in academic affairs, academic medicine and university health systems, student affairs, marketing and communications, administrative affairs and finance, and human resources.

Equity, access, and representation are not afterthoughts in our search process; they are fundamental values shared by our search consultants that are integrated into our searches at every stage. As a result, over half of our placements have been from underrepresented groups. To do this, we’ve designed a thorough search process to ensure we maximize our opportunities to locate strong diversity candidates.

Our exemplary results and unmatched partnership to colleges and universities is recognized. Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. is ranked in the Top 40 Higher Education Search Firms​ in the nation in the 2020 Executive Search Review Higher Education Recruiting Special Issue.

Here are a few of the higher education clients we’ve partnered with:

“The best working relationship that I have had with a search firm”

“I have worked with a number of search firms throughout my professional career and my experience working with Shelli Herman was the best working relationship that I have had with a search firm. As a result, my expectations are very high and few firms have been able to match the quality of care, professionalism, and end results of Shelli’s work. The overall experience from consistent and regular communication to the quality of the work is hard to match.

As a result of the work performed by Shelli, I have one of the best performers on my team and I am extremely grateful and thankful that I hired her to conduct a search for this critical position.”

—Wanda Overland, Ph.D.

Former Vice President for Student Development, St. Cloud State University

If you’re curious to see how Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. can
benefit your college or university, then contact us today.