From the CEO
We are the Executive Search Firm of Choice.
William Spelman Executive Search (WSES) is a retained executive search firm specializing in identifying and recruiting highly qualified and diverse candidates for executive positions in higher education. Our searches are rooted in the close partnerships we form with our clients, with whom we share a commitment to finding the best and brightest to carry out the important work of educating the world’s future leaders.
WSES fills an important market niche in providing tailored, organized and efficient skills to the search process for institutions of higher learning...
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been an academic powerhouse for its nearly 200- year history. This tradition of academic excellence can be quantified, in part, by Rensselaer’s inclusion on the most important global “top college and university” ranking lists, including U.S. News and World Report.Continue reading
Under the leadership of President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., Rensselaer’s comprehensive educational and research programs cut across academic disciplines, giving students the opportunity to learn and to grow into world leaders in their chosen fields. Rensselaer attracts undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals from around the world.Continue reading
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. The inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement.Continue reading
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest and among the top-ranked private, technological research universities, seeks a highly accomplished leader to serve as the Director for the Center for Career and Professional Development.Continue reading
We truly Listen
We are your advocates and our top priority.
We spend time understanding and listening to the institution’s needs for each position, and are confident in finding the right applicants.
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Our Approach to the Search
We are your advocates and our top priority is providing you with the best possible candidates for your institution. We assess each candidate's strengths and weakness through in-depth interviews and reference checks, then develop realistic projections of their effectiveness and ideal positions.
Clients and candidates alike express a deep appreciation for our approach to the search. We've developed a strong sense of loyalty among our clients in appreciation of our thorough assessments, and our fair, respectful treatment of candidates has helped us forge strong relationships with them as well. These relationships significantly improve our ability to provide you with applicants that will make excellent additions to your institution.