State and Public Universities. Private and Religious-Affiliated Institutions. Liberal Art Schools. AICAD Colleges. Two-Year Community Colleges. Museums. Theatres and Orchestras. Foundations. Associations. Chambers of Commerce. Lawrence Stephen Partners can assist in any executive search in both the higher education and not-for-profit industries. The world of higher education is ensconced in a number of areas: (1) Providing world-class education. (2) Attracting and recruiting the best students. (3) Hiring and retaining the best administration, faculty and staff. (4) Enhancing the curriculum to ensure relevancy. (5) identifying ongoing sources of funding to sustain growth. As one of its largest practice areas, Lawrence Stephen Partners is prepared to assist your college or university’s needs in identifying and securing best-in-class academic talent, as well as providing services that assess that talent and leadership development, assist with onboarding, provide competitive benchmarking and succession planning.

As the dynamics change in the world of Academia, Lawrence Stephen Partners provides special expertise with:

  • University and College Presidents and Chancellors
  • Provosts, Vice Chancellors and Vice Presidents
  • Deans, Associate and Assistant Deans and Department Heads
  • Chief Medical Officers, Section Chiefs and Department Heads in Teaching Hospitals/Universities

These professional services are provided across academic affairs, student affairs, graduate and professional studies, international studies and study-abroad, IT departments, finance departments, marketing and communications, institutional advancement and development, athletic departments, admissions and financial aid.

Past clients served by the practice leadership include:

  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • The Cleveland Institute of Art
  • New Hampshire College of Fine Arts
  • Colgate University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Haverford College
  • FoodBank of Iowa
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Union College

Lawrence Stephen Partners Not-For-Profit practice also serves a number of institutions and associations who have designated NFP status. Past searches have included presidents, executive directors, and their department heads. Not-for-Profit organizations require executives who are strategic, have a vision, are deeply passionate for the cause, and possess the requisite not-for-profit experience. Lawrence Stephen Partners will find the ideal candidate who aligns with the organizations goals and overall mission, and who can provide the leadership, relationship building, and innovation required to succeed in the role of a philanthropic leader.