The Consultant

jon_mcrae This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , President, founded Collegiate Counsel, Inc. in 2011, following over three decades in executive search for higher education as president of Jon McRae & Associates, Inc., preceded by over ten years in corporate recruiting. In 2014 he was invited to join AGB Search as a Consultant, of counsel. In 2016 he returned to Collegiate Counsel with a new mission to provide more flexible search offerings to his clients. In addition to providing full searches, Collegiate Counsel offers a range of cost-effective search options and internal advisory services tailored to meet the unique needs of each institution. As Collegiate Counsel grows it will consist of carefully selected and proven leaders to join in developing its innovative concept.

Jon McRae has personally led hundreds of senior-leadership searches for institutions of higher education, independent schools, and not-for-profit organizations. He was an active member of the Executive Search Roundtable from its inception and served as its chair in 2007. The Roundtable is affiliated with the American Council on Education. Through the years he has been supportive of the Association of Governing Boards, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Association of Military Colleges and Schools and other related organizations. He is a Trustee, Emeritus at Riverside Military Academy where he served as an officer of the Board and a long-term member of the Executive Committee. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College.

Over his career Jon has personally led more than forty presidential searches for many fine institutions such as York College of Pennsylvania, Newberry College, Wartburg College, Tusculum College, Campbellsville University, Brenau University, Converse College, Schreiner University, Hardin-Simmons University, Eastern University, Franklin College, Coker College, Houghton College, Presbyterian College, Averett University, Catawba College, Concord University and King College.

He has also conducted presidential searches for other not-for-profit organizations such as the National Center for State Courts, Oak Ridge Military Academy, Riverside Military Academy, Massanutten Military Academy, Marion Military Institute, Wentworth Military Academy, Barium Springs Home for Children, Holston United Methodist Home for Children, Presbyterian Home for Children in Texas and Thornwell Home for Children in South Carolina.

McRae also personally led searches for cabinet officers at such institutions as Regis University, Davidson College, Mary Baldwin College, Hardin-Simmons University, Carroll College, Columbia Theological Seminary, College of Saint Rose, Cornell College, George Washington University, University of Findlay, Virginia Military Institute, Meredith College, Ohio Northern University, Peace College, Lyon College, Roanoke College, Piedmont College, Emory University, Abilene Christian University, Tulane University, Waynesburg University, York College of Pennsylvania and Washington and Jefferson College.