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University of Idaho


The University of Idaho had a challenge.

They needed a strong candidate pool for a Provost and Executive Vice President search but refused to pay the high cost of an executive search firm. They also refused to settle for the best candidate from the underqualified applicant pool of an in-house search.

The University asked us to cultivate that pool. We did, and were so successful that, over a four year period, we supported the following additional searches:

Vice Provost, Strategic Enrollment Management
Vice Provost, Academic Initiatives
Vice President for Finance
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Associate Vice President for Research
Associate Vice President for Development
Executive Director, University of Idaho Foundation
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dean, College of Business and Economics
Dean, College of Education
Dean, College of Science
Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Director, Distance and Extended Education
Engineering Chairs of Civil, Biological, and Computer Science
Engineering Endowed Professorship

Like most institutions, Idaho’s senior leadership team, human resource department, and search committees were quite capable of initiating a recruitment process and qualifying an applicant pool. What they lacked was the capability to rigorously research and aggressively recruit applicants into a search. For each of those 18 searches, our firm provided that capability by identifying, personally contacting, and confidentially cultivating candidates.

With our proven support, the University achieved strong candidate pools and amazingly saved over $900,000 in executive search consultation savings.

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