Collegiate Counsel, Inc.


Collegiate Counsel is dedicated to enhancing the process of identifying, attracting, evaluating and appointing exceptional leaders, consistent with the distinctive mission and unique culture of each of its clients. All of our Senior Consultants have been successful college or university presidents and have exceptional recruitment, organizational and leadership skills.  The firm is founded on sound principles of professional, practical and productive executive search counsel.

The experience of its founder and president, Jon McRae, who has been a successful executive search consultant in higher education and the corporate sector for more than forty years, helps assure that a comprehensive, inclusive and timely search is conducted. Simply stated, the role of Collegiate Counsel is to enable the search committee to make better decisions with more and better information. We assure that you recruit exceptional leaders.


Why choose Collegiate Counsel?

  • Professional - Combining the best of academic and corporate search techniques based on over four decades of successful experience in education and industry - Hire leaders to find leaders
  • Flexible – Comprehensive turn-key searches, unbundled-component services or internal search advisory services 
  • Budget Sensitive – Formulate a recruitment plan to meet institutional needs
  • Personal Involvement - The Lead Consultant is your primary contact with Collegiate Counsel - experience and judgment matter -  all Senior Consultants and professional staff play a role in your search