Collegiate Counsel is dedicated to enhancing the process of identifying, attracting and evaluating exceptional leaders consistent with the distinctive mission and unique culture of each of its clients. The firm is founded on the principle of professional, practical and productive executive search counsel.
Collegiate Counsel is unique in that its three consultants work in unison on every search and share all professional fees. The consultant you select serves as your lead consultant and primary contact, with the real and active support of his colleagues and research assistants.
Our previous experiences as a president, a provost and an executive search consultant are synchronized to assure that a thoroughly professional search is conducted. Our role is to enable the committee to make exceptional decisions that lead to the selection of the best possible candidate, based on professionally developed information. The lead consultant communicates closely with the committee chair to enhance every facet of the search, always respecting the authority of the search committee.
Jon McRae, founder, is one of the longest serving executive search consultants in higher education and is nationally recognized as a leader in the profession. Richard Pfau is President Emeritus of Averett College and Wayne Seelbach is Provost Emeritus of the University of Monte Vallo.