Search Hiring Guide Resources

Search Hiring Guide 

The executive search guide for presidential, academic and administrative leadership searches has been developed to provide guidance to stakeholders at 
Western Michigan University  with respect to planning and accomplishing successful hires 
of executive positions. 


Best Practices in Higher Education Presidential Search

Recruitment strategies for a new breed of academic leaders
By Jamie Ferrare and Theodore Marchese Trusteeship, September/October 2010. Few board decisions are more important than selecting a new president or chancellor. Done correctly, the appointment of a new CEO impacts positively on the institution’s health and future success.

Effective Search Committees: The Why, Who and How
AGB Search, Loren Anderson

How to Improve Presidential Searches 
Seven Suggestions From Someone Who Has Been on Both Sides of the Table 
By DeBow Freed

Background on Presidential Search Best Practices and Standard Operating Procedures at NYU

Institutional Effectiveness
Best Practices: Picking the Right President
Andrea Warren Hamos, Ellen Heffernan, Elizabeth A. Neumann, and Shelly Weiss Storbeck

The Search for Executive Talent
SHRM Foundation’s Effective Practice Guidelines Series
By Stephen J. Zaccaro

3 Leadership Skills Critical for Driving Change
By Brent Gleeson, Contributor at

Community Outreach, Annual Report
The partnership between the Greater Kalamazoo community and Western Michigan University began with the founding of the Western State Normal School in 1903, when a group of civic leaders successfully petitioned the state legislature to locate the school in Kalamazoo.