Education Executives specializes in the identification, recruitment, and mentorship of senior leaders for comprehensive research universities, academic medical centers, and scientific entities.

Education Executives consultants have conducted over 300 successful searches for senior academic leaders across the nation.
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Ilene Nagel has placed senior academic leaders at 3 of the top 5 ranked medical schools in the U.S. ​as well as at 2 of the nation's top ranked academic hospital systems.
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Education Executives consultants' searches have included AAU research university presidents, provosts, and deans of engineering, law, medicine, arts and sciences, business, etc.
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Education Executives consultants have recruited senior leaders for a broad range of scientific institutions.
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Recent Placements
Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee
EVP & Dean, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Lee, a world leader in hand transplantation, joined UTSW from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he served as the Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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Dr. Gregory Fenves
President, Emory University

Dr. Fenves joins Emory from the University of Texas at Austin where he served as the President.
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Dr. Nathan Urban
Provost & VPAA, Lehigh University

Urban joined Lehigh from the University of Pittsburgh, where he serves as vice provost for graduate studies and strategic initiatives.
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Dr. Thomas Wang
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Wang joined UTSW from Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was the Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.
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Dr. Gregory D. Hess
President and CEO of IES Abroad

Dr. Hess joins IES from Wabash College where he served as the President.
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Key Placements
Dr. Julio Frenk
President, University of Miami

Dr. Frenk was named President of the University of Miami in 2015. He was previously the Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Dr. Kelsey Martin
Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Kelsey Martin, a neuroscientist and senior administrator, assumed the role of Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine in 2016.
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Ron Daniels
President, Johns Hopkins University

Ronald J. Daniels has served as the 14th president of Johns Hopkins University since 2009.
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Dr. Selwyn Vickers
Senior Vice President of Medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham
Dean, UAB School of Medicine

Dr. Vickers came to UAB in 2013 from the University of Minnesota where he served as the Chair of the Department of Surgery.
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Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
President Emerita, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

A Nobel Prize-winning scientist and pioneering molecular biologist, Blackburn was named Salk's president in November of 2015.
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Johnese Spisso
President, UCLA Health, CEO, UCLA Hospital System & Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences

Johns Spisso came to UCLA from UW Medicine where she was chief health system officer and vice president of medical affairs for the University of Washington.
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We have an unrivaled network of senior academic leaders.


We have extensive experience partnering with Search Committees to develop robust and diverse candidate pools.


We provide comprehensive service to our clients and candidates.