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Dean Recruitment: Shaping the Direction of Academic Institutions

Deans at colleges and universities foster an institution’s shared vision, ensure student and faculty success, advance the highest quality academic programs and develop the next generation of faculty leaders, among many challenges. Enthusiastic support for the institution’s mission and innovative leadership to enhance academic programs are key traits of the most gifted deans.

Witt/Kieffer’s dean recruitment team, including former deans and other senior staff, works closely with search committees to identify outstanding deans for schools of arts and sciences, business, education, science, medicine and law, among others.  We understand complex challenges facing deans such as raising capital and allocating resources, enhancing external relations, developing and maintaining a competitive and challenging curriculum and enhancing an international presence.  Our expert consultants serve as strategic partners and trusted advisors to clients throughout the dean recruitment process.  During the search, we conduct in-depth interviews, credential verification and deep references to ensure an outstanding fit. 

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