Our primary purpose is to help colleges and universities improve the quality and quantity of student learning. We serve that purpose through the projects we do for clients, the work we do in collaboration with national and international organizations, and our own scholarship and writing. Every project we undertake – from academic and strategic planning to strengthening student services – is intended to support higher learning in higher education.

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Bucknell University

Bucknell University, a highly selective and comprehensive national university located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, invites applications and nominations for the newly established position of Associate Dean for Health, Wellness and Safety. Reflecting the University’s strong commitment to a healthy

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Knox College

Knox College is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Counseling and Wellness. This position provides the opportunity for a collaborative leader to provide administrative leadership and strategic direction for a range of counseling and wellness programs at a nationally ranked, residential, private liberal

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Amherst College

Amherst College seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of Student Health Services, a campus primary care outpatient clinic that serves a globally diverse student body of approximately 1,800 undergraduates. This is an outstanding opportunity for a collaborative, service-oriented, and experienced physician with

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Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University’s active commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and global campus sets the University apart from its peers. Having achieved the highest student body diversity in institutional history, the University’s strategic plan calls for continued growth in international and domestic diversity that will strengthen the institution’s core mission of intellectual exchange.

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Richard Keeling

Eric Engstrom

Kyle Hutchison

Jennifer Dickson

Gordon Winsor

James Conneely

Anna DiStefano

Jan Walbert

Matthew Trainum

Eric Narburgh

Angela Harris

Daniel Miller

Hazel Scott

Margaret Spear

Joe Centrella

Brendon Stevens

Bruce Douglas

Lisa DeStephanis

Alex Emmanuele

Cooper D. Airedale

Chancellor Carine Feyten of Texas Woman’s University: The Role of a University in a Widget-Driven World

K&A is proud to work with Texas Woman’s University, the nation’s largest public university primarily for women, on executive searches for several key positions, including two that have a particular Read More

K&A Welcomes Dr. Gage Paine as Senior Consultant

Gage E. Paine, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs at the Univesrity of Texas at Austin since 2012, will join K&A as Senior Consultant on July 1, 2016. Dr. Paine, who took Read More

New K&A Staff!

We’re delighted to introduce two new members of the K&A team: Lisa DeStephanis and Bruce Douglas. There’s more information about each of them on the “K&A Team” page. Lisa, Executive Search Associate, Read More

The VPSA as Political Player: Navigating Politics on Your Own Terms by Jan Walbert

To create relationships and build bridges, stay focused on outcomes, specifically for student learning. Read more