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...
Cornell University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for an experienced, innovative, committed, and collaborative professional to serve as Executive Director of the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives.Continue reading
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for an experienced, innovative, committed, and collaborative professional to serve as the next Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Director of Residential Education.Continue reading
Oberlin College seeks a dynamic, innovative, and strategic leader to serve as the next Director of Financial Aid. Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music.
Syracuse University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for an experienced, innovative, committed, and collaborative professional to serve as the next Director of the Slutzker Center for International Services.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.