Higher Education

Successfully matching academic leaders with opportunities to serve their campuses

With a specialty practice in higher education and roster of clients that include prestigious colleges and universities across the nation, we have successfully matched academic leaders—presidents, provosts, deans, and vice presidents/vice chancellors—with opportunities to serve their campuses and generate strategic visions for their institutions. 

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—we have even been ranked among the best for our work in this regard. To do this, we have designed a thorough search process that ensures all feel welcome to apply and that maximizes our opportunities to locate strong diverse candidates.


Some of our clients include:

Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. Clients

Recognizing our exemplary results and unmatched partnership to colleges and universities, Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. has been ranked among the best higher education search firms for the most recent two consecutive years.

What Clients Say

“Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. performed a truly international search for our new president in 2021. Our search committee was especially impressed with their method of personally interviewing candidates’ references during our vetting process. Their approach of digging deep, avoiding platitudes and superficial remarks, allowed us to see a full and complete picture of our finalists. Our search was also conducted during the height of the COVID pandemic and we used virtual recruiting methods to winnow the field to two final candidates who then came to campus. Our committee agreed that Shelli Herman provided us with extremely professional and personal service, and we would hire them again in a heartbeat.

— Terry Jones, Board Chair

Laguna College of Art + Design