Dr. Jan Walbert serves as Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search—a role in which she is responsible for strategy, management, implementation, and quality assurance for K&A’s Executive Search services, including our collaboration with NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education for Interim Executive Placement Services. Dr. Walbert has been a senior officer and leader in higher education throughout her career of more than 35 years. She served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Arcadia University for 21 years, with oversight of all traditional areas of campus life including residence life, student activities, career development, student health and counseling services, orientation, diversity programs, athletics and recreation, community service and campus facilities; thereafter, she worked in University Advancement, focusing on major and planned giving, building strong relationships with alumni and other major supporters of the University. As an independent consultant, Dr. Walbert has assisted several non-profit and higher education organizations with strategic planning related to fundraising and organizational management. Her prior employment included other student affairs experience at Lehigh University, La Salle University, and Drexel University, with additional responsibilities for leadership development, alcohol and other drug education, and women’s issues.
Dr. Walbert has served on numerous accreditation teams, including two sites abroad (in Switzerland and the United Kingdom), and has conducted many campus reviews. She earned her Doctor of Education degree from Lehigh University, focusing on higher education administration. She was the 2007-2008 President of NASPA, was named a Pillar of the Profession, and was selected by the Association as the 2011 recipient of the Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA. Dr. Walbert brings an extensive professional network and strong relationships with senior administrators across higher education to partner effectively with institutions looking to identify ideal candidates for key positions.