Ex-Obama Officials as College Presidents

Ex-Obama Officials as College Presidents

Partner and president of G/A&A, Jan Greenwood, is quoted in an article reported by Inside Higher Ed discussing why boards are beginning to look outside higher education to fill leadership positions. 

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Preparing and Finding Leaders for Colleges and Universities: An Updated View from Search Firms

Preparing and Finding Leaders for Colleges and Universities: An Updated View from Search Firms

G/A&A Sharon A. McDade is the author on this new commentary on how college universities search for new leaders. The article provides insight, from four seasoned search experts. The article provides suggestions and wisdom for institutions undertaking searches and for candidates who are participating in searches. 

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Public-College Leaders’ Use of Private Email Accounts Could Go Undetected

Public-College Leaders’ Use of Private Email Accounts Could Go Undetected

Partner Jan Greenwood recalls: "23 years ago, members of public colleges’ presidential search committees might not have thought twice about using email to share candid thoughts about a candidate. As of about a decade ago, however, they almost completely stopped using email to communicate such thoughts, because 'you don’t want to inadvertently do harm' by having such statements go public."

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Gay Presidents Organize

Gay Presidents Organize

G/A&A Principal Sharon McDade: “There is such greater awareness of LGBTQ [issues], which comes from the entire environment, society and culture we live in, that most boards, it’s not a conversation that they automatically shut down, ‘No, no, no, we can’t even think about going there. It’s a probably a conversation these days that, if the search consultant brings it up, it’s ‘Oh, yeah, we probably should have that conversation.’”

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