Our Reach

Our focus may be narrow, but our reach is global. With offices in Ohio, California, and Texas, our relationships span a broad range of institutions around the world. Clients entrust us to lead critical search assignments across all leadership levels including the search for the next President, Provost, Dean, Vice President, Department Chairs, Institute Directors, and other senior academic administrators.

Through the use of advanced technology and deliberate outreach to a series of networks, our internal research team actively monitors and develops relationships with the next generation of leadership talent with special attention paid to emerging "stars" from under-represented groups.

Global reach — local experts

Harris Search Associates, based in Columbus, Ohio, maintains regional offices in San Francisco and Dallas. As a shareholder member firm of IIC Partners, one of the top 10 largest retained executive search organization with  offices in  countries worldwide, we provide clients with global access to trans-national pools of talent.

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As a member firm of IIC Partners, one of the largest, global retained executive search organizations, we provide clients with global access to talent.

In an increasingly international environment, the talent needed to lead organizations will come from all corners of the world. These increasingly complex environments demand experienced search counsel with diverse skills, backgrounds, and perspective. We are recognized as the higher education headhunters of choice by the foremost universities around the globe.

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Through ongoing engagement — including the dissemination of podcasts, white papers, and newsletters — Harris Search Associates has become a respected thought leader in its chosen fields.