Our Clients

Every institution is unique in mission, culture and constituency. Subtle nuances and important differences must be factored into every search to ensure that the right candidate is identified, recruited and, ultimately, hired. Partnering with William Spelman Executive Search sets the stage for finding candidates with the talent and experience to smoothly transition into new leadership positions and successfully manage change.

Bill Spelman has more than 30 years of administrative and executive-recruitment experience in the field of higher education. He and the uniquely qualified leaders of WSES, have personal connections with hundreds of practicing senior administrators. By virtue of this myriad of contacts, he identifies the best in the business.

Experience Does Make A Difference

 

Academic Affairs

Buena Vista University, Iowa
Dean of Centers Programs

Emory University, Georgia
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Services

Dean College, Massachusetts
Vice President of Academic Affairs

University of Akron, Ohio
Dean of the College of Education

Admissions

Bentley College, Massachusetts
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Brandeis University, Massachusetts
Dean of Admissions

Bryant University, Rhode Island
Director of Admission

Cedar Crest College, Pennsylvania
Director of Admissions

Colorado College, Colorado
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Elmhurst College, Illinois
Dean of Admissions

Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

IIthaca College, New York
Director of Admissions

Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus, New York
Dean of Admissions

Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus, New York
Associate Provost and Dean of Admissions
Executive Director of Enrollment and Admissions

Millikin University, Illinois
Director of Admissions

Mills College, California
Director of Admissions

Seton Hall University, New Jersey
Assistant Vice President for Admissions

Saint Leo University, Florida
Director of Undergraduate Admission

Saint Mary’s University, Texas
Director of Admissions

Smith College, Massachusetts
Director of Admissions

SUNY Stony Brook, New York
Assistant Provost and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

University of Delaware
Director of Admissions

University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Massachusetts
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
Director of Admissions

Advancement/Development

Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland
Executive Director of Intuitional Advancement

Ave Maria University, Florida
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Berea College, Kentucky
Director of Development

Catholic University of America, District of Columbia
Executive Director for University Development

Mary Baldwin College, Virginia
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Metropolitan State College Denver, Colorado
Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs

Northland College, Ohio
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

SUNY Geneseo, New York
Executive Director of the Geneseo Foundation

Widener University, Pennsylvania
Assistant Vice President for Development

Alumni Affairs

Catholic University of America, District of Columbia
Director of Alumni Fund

Colgate University- New York
Director of Alumni Affairs

Athletics

Alvernia University, Pennsylvania
Director of Athletics and Recreation

Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania
Director of Athletics

Audit

Tulane University, Louisiana
Director of Internal Audit

Career Services

Brandeis University, Massachusetts
Director, Hiatt Career Center

California State Polytechnic University- San Luis Obispo
Executive Director of Career Services

Carleton College, Minnesota
Director of Career Center

Colby College, Maine
Director of Career Services

Nova Southeastern University, Florida
Director of Career Services

Rider University, New Jersey
Executive Director of Career Services

Saint Joseph’s University, Pennsylvania
Executive Director of Career Development

St. Lawrence University, New York
Director of Career Services

Syracuse University, New York
Director of Career Center

SUNY Buffalo, New York
Director of Career Services

Texas Christian University, Texas
Director of Career Services

Tulane University, Louisiana
Executive Director of Career and Student Employment

Union College, New York
Director of Career Center

CFO

Ave Maria University, Florida
Chief Financial Officer

Lake Michigan College, Michigan
Vice President for Financial Services

McHenry College, Illinois
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Millikin University, Illinois
Director of Fiscal Operations

College Health

American University, District of Columbia
Director of Student Health Center

Cornell University, New York
Director of Medical Services
Primary Care Physician
Nurse Practitioner

Northern Arizona University
Director of Administrative Services, Campus Health Services

University of Vermont
Director of Primary Care Clinical Services

California State University – Northridge
Managing Director, Center of Disabilities

Dining Services

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Executive Director of Campus Food Services

SUNY Brockport, New York
Executive Director – Brockport Auxiliary Services Corporation

University of Illinois- Chicago
Director of University Union
Executive Associate Director of Campus Auxiliary Services

University of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Director of Dining Services

Enrollment Management

Anna Maria College, Massachusetts
Dean of Enrollment Management

Atlanta College of Art, Georgia
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Bradley University, Illinois
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Buena Vista University, Iowa
Vice President of Enrollment

Centenary College of Louisiana
Dean of Enrollment Management

College of Saint Scholastica, Minnesota
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Cornell University – Johnson School of Management, New York
Dean of Enrollment

Dean College, Massachusetts
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Eastern Kentucky University
Associate Vice President and Dean for Enrollment

Eureka College, Illinois
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Felician College, New Jersey
Assistant/Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Enrollment Services

Florida International University
Dean of Enrollment Management

Fontbonne University, Missouri
Vice President, Enrollment

Humboldt State University, California
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Illinois Institute of Technology
Vice President for Enrollment

Long Island University- C.W. Post Campus
Executive Director of Enrollment and Admissions

Millikin University, Illinois
Dean of Enrollment

Paul Smith’s College, New York
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Seton Hall University, New Jersey
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services

Saint Peter’s College, New Jersey
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

Spelman College, Georgia
Associate Dean of Enrollment

SUNY Binghamton, New York
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

SUNY Brockport, New York
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

SUNY Central Administration, New York
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment

University of Arkansas
Dean of Enrollment Services

University of Maine at Farmington
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing

University of Mary, North Dakota
Vice President for Enrollment Management

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

University of North Texas at Dallas
Vice President for Enrollment Management

University of Scranton, Pennsylvania
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Webster University, Missouri
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Financial Aid

Albany Law School, New York
Director of Financial Aid

Alvernia University, Pennsylvania
Director of Financial Aid

Champlain College, Vermont
Director of Financial Aid

Cleveland State University, Ohio
Director of Financial Aid

Colorado College, Colorado
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Hollins University, Virginia
Director of Financial Aid

Long Island University- C.W. Post Campus
Director of Financial Assistance

Oakland University, Michigan
Director of Financial Aid

Oregon State University
Director of Financial Aid

Pace University, New York
University Director for Financial Aid and Policy

Pratt University, New York
Director of Financial Aid

Rice University, Texas
Director of Financial Aid

Reed College, Oregon
Director of Financial Aid

Santa Clara University, California
Dean of University Financial Aid Services

Smith College, Massachusetts
Director of Financial Services

SUNY Stony Brook, New York
Assistant Provost and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

The Culinary Institute of America, New York
Director of Financial Aid

Trinity University, Texas
Director of Financial Aid

University of California, Berkley
Director, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of California-Irvine
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of Florida
Director of Financial Aid

University of South Florida, Florida
Director of Financial Aid
Associate Director for Scholarship Resources

Greek Life

Syracuse University, New York
Director of Greek Affairs

Human Resources

Hartwick College, New York
Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Seton Hall University, New Jersey
Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Thomas Edison State College, New Jersey
Director of Human Services

University of Akron, Ohio
Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Marketing

Sacred Heart University, Connecticut
Director of Marketing

Professional Organizations

ACPA College Student Educators, International
Executive Director
Senior Director, Professional Development and Research School

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Director of Application Services, Recruitment, and Student Affairs

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, District of Columbia
Executive Director

National Association for Campus Activities, South Carolina
Executive Director

State Council for Higher Education for Virginia
Dean for Academic Affairs

The Washington Internship Institute
President and Chief Executive Officer

Registrar

Rice University, Texas
Registrar

Research

Colgate University, New York
Director of Institutional Planning and Research

Lake Michigan College, Michigan
Director of Institutional Research

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado
Executive Director Sponsored Research and Programs

Residential Life

Cornell University, New York
Director of Residential Programs

Duke University, North Carolina
Director of Residential Life and Housing Services

Humboldt State University, California
Director of Residential Life and Housing

San Francisco State University, California
Director of Residential Life

SUNY Geneseo, New York
Director of Residential Life

The University of California – Los Angeles
Director of Residential Life

University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Director of Housing Services

University of New Mexico
Director of Student Housing and Residential Life

University of Pennsylvania
Director of Residential Services

Virginia Tech
Director of Student Housing and Residential Life

Wesleyan University, Connecticut
Director of Residential Life

Student Affairs

Alvernia University, Pennsylvania
Vice President for College Life and Student Learning Services

Boston College, Massachusetts
Director of Student Programs Office

Buena Vista University, Iowa
Vice President for Student Services/Dean of Students

California State University, Northridge
Director, Center on Disabilities

California State University, Sacramento
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Director of Student Organizations and Leadership

Colgate University, New York
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

Columbia University, New York
Director of Student Development and Activities

Curry College, Massachusetts
Dean of Student Affairs

Delaware Valley College, Maryland
Vice President for Student Affairs

Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania
Dean of Students

Elmhurst College, Illinois
Dean of Students

Gannon University, Pennsylvania
Vice President for Student Development and Engagement

Georgia Institute of Technology
Vice President for Student Affairs
Assistant Director, Office of Student Integrity

Hartwick College, New York
Vice President for Student Life

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Vice Chancellor for Student Life
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Learning

Iowa State University, Iowa
Assistant to the Vice President

Ithaca College, New York
Vice President of Student Affairs

Keene State College, New Hampshire
Vice President for Student Affairs

Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania
Vice President for Student Affairs

Montclair State University, New Jersey
Dean of Students

Mount Union College, Ohio
Vice President for Student Affairs

Nazareth College, New York
Vice President for Student Development

Northeastern Illinois University
Vice President for Student Life

Northwestern University, Illinois
Vice President of Student Affairs

Pace University, New York
Director of Student Services

Pacific Lutheran University, Washington
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
Vice President for Student Life

Saint Mary’s College of California
Dean of Student Life

San Diego State University, California
Director of Aztec Student Center

Smith College, Massachusetts
Dean of Students

Springfield College, Massachusetts
Vice President for Student Affairs

Southern Methodist University, Texas
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

SUNY Brockport, New York
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Texas Christian University, Texas
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Student Life

The College of New Jersey
Vice President for Student Affairs

The University of Toledo, Ohio
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

The University of Akron, Ohio
Vice President for Student Affairs

The University of Arkansas
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

The University of New Mexico
Dean of Students

The University of San Diego, California
Vice President for Student Affairs
Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students

Trinity University, Texas
Vice President of Student Affairs

Tulane University, Louisiana
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

Virginia Tech
Director of Student Centers

Webster University, Missouri
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Widener University, Pennsylvania
Associate Provost and Dean of Students

William Paterson University, New Jersey
Dean of Students

Xavier University, Ohio
Associate Provost for Student Life and Leadership