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 four decades in executive search as president of Jon McRae & Associates, Inc. His experience includes over ten years in corporate recruiting and over thirty years in higher education, independent schools, military institutions and other not-for-profit organizations. In 2014-2015 he was honored to serve as a Consultant, of Counsel with AGB Search. Today Collegiate Counsel concentrates its marketing efforts on private colleges, medium sized universities, independent schools, military institutions and other not-for-profit organizations where it provides a range of flexible search services. In addition to traditional full-service searches, Collegiate Counsel offers cost-effective search options and internal advisory services that are personally tailored to meet the specific needs of each client institution. 

Jon McRae has personally led hundreds of senior-leadership searches. He was an active member of the Executive Search Roundtable in the American Council on Education from its inception and served as its chair in 2007. 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College.

Over his career Jon has personally led more than forty presidential searches for fine institutions such as Presbyterian College, 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, 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-level officers and senior leaders at such institutions as Regis University, Davidson College, Mary Baldwin College, Hampden-Sydney 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.