Jeff Ewing2018-02-14T14:37:35+00:00

Jeff Ewing

Senior Consultant for Executive Search

Jeff Ewing joined K&A in November 2016 after spending more than 20 years working in and around higher education. He brings to our executive search practice the perspective of an experienced student affairs professional who has also worked in a President’s Office as well as for two regional accreditors. Working for Arcadia University, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and, most recently, the WASC Senior College and University Commission has enabled Mr. Ewing to develop an understanding of the many different constituencies to which college leaders answer. He has served as a Dean of Students and as the Executive Assistant to the President/Affirmative Action Officer where he coordinated the activities of the Board of Trustees and served as the campus contact for a presidential search. During Mr. Ewing’s entire career, he has paid particular attention to the search process in order to find candidates who are ultimately successful staff members. He is pleased to be able to bring his passion for the search process to K&A.

Mr. Ewing earned both a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and a master’s degree in Counselor Education from the University of Virginia. He has three children and one truly adorable granddaughter. In addition to his professional roles, Mr. Ewing has served as a member and president of a school board and has enjoyed being involved in other volunteer activities. He and his spouse are quite happy living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Some of my highlights

I thoroughly enjoy the interaction with Student Affairs, and other, professionals around the executive search process. This includes potential clients, clients and candidates. With each interaction, I learn a bit more about the institution they represent and, of course, more about the individuals and their lives (work and otherwise). One of the facets of working on a campus I appreciated the most was the diversity of people I would interact with on any given day. The work I do now with K&A has the benefit with the addition of a wider range of people and institutions.

I feel privileged to have worked with wonderful students and professionals during my career on campus. I quickly learned the value of team and of working together to achieve goals beyond our wildest imaginations. I was able to witness the transformation of students who entered college uncertain and sometimes even unmotivated as they found a calling, either through their academic work or, occasionally, through the work they did with us in Student Affairs. What an honor it was to help them through the tough times and to celebrate the good times. I treasure the relationships with colleagues and former students that have lasted over the years as friendships. It is these experiences and feelings that I relive when speaking with a candidate for a position who is excited and energized by the opportunity ahead. And, I’m always just a little bit jealous of what is in store for them.

Moving to the San Francisco area was a significant change for us. It was a decision we made fairly quickly but not easily or lightly. One of the reasons we moved was to take advantage of the  weather and the beautiful surroundings. My favorite thing to do is to walk along the Bay with the wind in my face and the sun shining down on me while looking toward the City. I am lucky enough to live where I can easily walk to the water and then along it (still trying to walk on it). It is a great way to relax after work, and sometimes during!

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