Blue Rock Search

Higher Education Executive Search

Finding the People to Transform Your Institution

Find the right higher education executive for your college or university with Blue Rock Search. Blue Rock’s Higher Education search practice specializes in the targeted identification, evaluation, and acquisition of high quality, passive talent for all levels of HE executive leadership roles.

Blue Rock’s agile systems, processes, technology, and tools are tailored to your unique human resources executive search requirements and quickly fill critical roles. Expertise and relationships are the core of our success in executive search.

Institutions that Thrive Hire the Best Executive Leaders

In almost every market, many private and public educational institutions are facing increasing challenges when it comes to enrollment growth, student retention, controlling discount rates, and institutional advancement.

Maintaining a competitive position depends on strong and innovative leadership in executive positions. Blue Rock Search has the expertise to find leaders who will fortify your institution against a turbulent future. We find and present higher education leaders who excel in generating tuition revenue, meeting enrollment and retention goals, and can re-energize donors to give to your most important strategic imperatives. The right people bring the right skills and knowledge to propel organizational strategic thinking, results-focused execution, and innovative leadership.

Dr. Jacquelyn D. Elliott

Higher Education Practice Leader

As a Higher Education subject matter expert across multiple sectors to include Strategic Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, Institutional Advancement, Student and Academic Affairs, Jacqui brings to the table a unique perspective of understanding the institution’s needs for specialized talent and the candidate’s desire to propel a cause and witness success.

Jacqui has worked with more than 200 schools across the globe in a consulting capacity and has coached countless cabinet-level executives on strategy, job placement, and meeting enrollment, net tuition, and fund raising goals.

Support for Critical Roles

Our Higher Education executive search team specializes in the targeted identification, assessment, and placement of positions for Strategic Enrollment Management/Admission, Institutional Advancement, Student Life, and Human Resources. Examples of the roles we fill include:

Meet Our Higher Education Executive Search Team

Higher Education Practice Leader

Founder and HR & Diversity Practice Leader

Director, Executive Search

Director of Research and Sourcing


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