Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. (G/A&A) is dedicated to elevating leaders and the organizations they serve. Our core business is executive search and recruiting. Our long-term and continuing commitment to our clients has extended our services to include leadership development and strategic consulting.

Our approach is to work together as your trusted partner. We provide the assurance of high quality, predictable, G/A&A branded processes in a context of flexibility, nimbleness and sensitivity to institutional culture. We serve as your collaborators and guides to find the right person for the position, to achieve high performance leadership and to ensure organizational success. 

Our clients typically begin working with us through one service, and then stay with us to utilize more of our array of services. As much of our work is customized to address unique client needs, please contact us to discuss your desires to elevate your leaders, performance and institution. We will work with you to design a custom solution that will help you to see the challenges and opportunities in front of you through new perspectives to ensure that you and your institution will be elevated to peak performance.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. West Chester University, South High Street, West Chester, PA, USA
Jun 14, 2019
Full time
Dean, College of Education & Social Work Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Education & Social Work. Founded in 1871, West Chester is a public, regional, comprehensive university and one of the fourteen campuses of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. WCU enrolls more than 17,000 students, is supported by 983 full and part-time faculty, and is organized into five colleges: Arts and Humanities; Business and Public Management; the Sciences and Mathematics; Education and Social Work; and Health Sciences. Additional divisions include the School of Music and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. The University is located 25 miles west of Philadelphia and strategically located in the center of the mid-Atlantic corridor between New York City and Washington, DC, with easy access to major cultural and commercial institutions and recreational activities. West Chester University enjoys the benefits of both the rich cultural life of a major city and the charm of a thriving county seat.  West Chester University's College of Education & Social Work is a newly reorganized college that includes Teacher Education, Counselor Education, Social Work, and other select professional education programs, such as Literacy Education and Special Education. The core emphasis of all the programs in the College is to prepare students to become confident, caring and highly effective professionals. The major goal is to have students graduate ready to be a leader in their field, whether it is as a teacher, counselor, social worker, clinician, or other service-minded professional. This is accomplished through the commitment and expertise of a nationally and internationally respected teaching-oriented faculty and staff. The College consists of a total of 89 tenured and tenure track faculty members and 31 staff. The College offers a diverse array of accredited programs to more than 3,300 students enrolled in 7 undergraduate, 11 graduate and 1 doctoral degree program(s).  The Bachelor and Master in Social Work (B.S.W. and M.S.W.) and the M.S. in Transformative Ed & Social Change are also offered at the Philadelphia campus, located in the heart of Center City.  Many minor and specialized certificate programs to further prepare students for professional careers and graduate programs are also offered.  The Dean is the principal spokesperson and advocate for the College, main campus and satellites, and sits on the Academic Affairs Council and Administrative Council to formulate and implement university policies and strategic plans. The Dean of the College of Education & Social Work is responsible for the review of curricula and programs, staffing, budgeting, oversight of all operational functions of the College, alumni cultivation and fundraising. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Dean functions as the University’s primary representative of the College’s disciplines to the external community. As Dean of the College, they must also be committed to collaborative, ethical leadership and skilled in human and financial resource management, as well as strategic planning. As chief academic officer of the College, the Dean provides leadership to advance the educational and scholarly missions of programs in the College and fosters an inclusive environment that encourages an academic climate that is responsive, student-centered, innovative, entrepreneurial and values diversity.  The Dean will possess an earned doctorate in a field that is represented in the College of Education & Social Work or a complimentary field; leadership experience in an administrative role demonstrating the capacity for comprehensive vision, bold action and effective execution of decisions reflecting judgment, wisdom and foresight; and a commitment to diversity and inclusion objectives. Preferred qualifications include experience as a chair or program director in a large department or institution and a record of quality teaching, scholarship and have the qualifications necessary for appointment to full professor within the College; extensive track record of successful fund raising; experience within a collective bargaining and shared governance environment; and proven expertise and experience with specialized accreditation processes.   The search committee will accept confidential applications and nominations until the position is filled. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist, which includes a questionnaire (available upon request and/or at the time of application). For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided before August 15, 2019 . An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position (please limit to three pages) ; a resume; and the names of five references, with titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Submission of materials as a PDF attachment is strongly encouraged. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., an executive search firm, is assisting the University in the search.  Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:   Jan Greenwood, Partner Julie Holley, Senior Executive Search Consultant Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. 42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206 Miramar Beach, FL  32550 Phone: 850 650-2277 Fax: 850 650-2272  Email: Email:    Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission . The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer encouraging diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. WCU offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all preemployment background checks.
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Jun 06, 2019
Full time
Glen H. Hiner Dean, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources West Virginia University (WVU) invites nominations and applications for an innovative and charismatic leader as Dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. As a land-grant institution designated with very high research activity by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research’s Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, we are seeking an innovator in engineering education committed to supporting the conversion of discoveries and inventions into practical technologies, products, and services at the local, national, and global level. We are searching for a leader who is committed to advancing diversity and the enhancement of the student experience.  The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Provost. The Dean will maintain a culture that emphasizes meritocratic openness to talent and ideas from all over the world, vibrant intellectual exchange, and interdisciplinary collaborations around complex societal problems, such as energy, water, food, transportation, security, health, environmental quality, and economic development. The College has been central to the major transformation of the institution, and the Dean provides the dynamic leadership necessary to foster intellectual curiosity and synergies of innovation throughout the undergraduate and graduate programs. The Dean will be responsible for providing effective support to faculty engaged in conducting research and will assist with attracting funding from a variety of agencies and industries to support research efforts. The faculty and staff in the College are dedicated to providing students with a first-rate education that instills strong, basic knowledge for sound practice in science and engineering. WVU graduates are highly sought after by business and industry, with many occupying key leadership positions in top engineering firms both at home and abroad. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources includes the Departments of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, Industrial & Management Systems Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Mining & Industrial Extension, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering. The College continues to be an energy leader, driving economic development and innovation for the state of West Virginia. The Dean will provide outstanding leadership and have primary responsibility for the academic excellence, administration, and outreach of the College. In addition, experience in the creation of entrepreneurial and fundraising activities, the development of centers of excellence, the establishment and cultivation of interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives, and the management of a complex, academic unit underpinned by collegiality and inclusiveness is also expected.  Minimum Qualifications The successful candidate will be a visionary leader and must have: A doctoral degree in one of the College's disciplines or a closely related engineering field and an academic record of accomplishment in teaching, research/professional development, and service consistent with an appointment as a tenured professor in one of the College's departments. A demonstrated record of effective and transparent administrative leadership and relationship building with faculty, staff, alumni, and donors. A proven track record of publications, evidence of strong industry relationships, and a demonstrated record of external fundraising and dynamic budget management. Evidence of outstanding organizational, decision-making, and communication skills. A commitment to attracting and developing talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students. Preferred Qualifications An outstanding, nationally recognized record of scholarship and success in attracting competitive research funding along with experience in leading multidisciplinary research/creative initiatives. A comprehensive understanding of the role a public land-grant university plays in the vitality of the region and the state and of the importance of research, creative activity, and scholarship. A rich understanding of the historical context the College has played in driving economic development through the use of natural resources in the state of West Virginia. Experience cultivating innovative scholarship and creative activity within the College, including interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations across the University. Demonstrated efforts and effectiveness in technology transfer activities and startups, collaborating with industries, as well as working actively with state and local government and EDC’s. A background in or familiarity with computer science, computer engineering, cyber security, and data sciences. Experience with accreditation and a familiarity with the ABET accreditation process and/or another STEM focused accreditation. Experience in cultivating diversity in research and education and fostering entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary research activities. Demonstrated efforts to enrich the intellectual, social, and cultural atmosphere of the college through innovative academic programming designed to attract, retain, and graduate a diverse population of students. Experience enhancing opportunities for professional development and preparation of graduate students for careers in academic, government, and industry sectors. A demonstrated record of identifying and cultivating new sources of funding through the promotion and development of partnerships and collaborations with industry, partner institutions, and government that will lead to increased resources for the University and employment opportunities for graduates and faculty. An established commitment to promoting excellence in teaching and learning, research, outreach, and engagement with community and industrial partners across the U.S and globally to enhance the position and rank of the College. A demonstrated record of leadership in team building and strategic planning. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting West Virginia University in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. For full consideration, materials should be provided by August 31, 2019. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position’s duties, responsibilities and qualifications, an academic curriculum vitae and contact information for at least five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit electronically a letter of nomination to include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to: Jan Greenwood or Kevin Bennett Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. 42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206 Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Phone: 850.650.2277 / Fax: 850.650.2272 E-mail: E-mail: For more information about West Virginia University, please visit West Virginia University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. Accordingly, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment. 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