Category Archives: Transformational Leaders
If you and your investors or board members are considering a search for a CEO of your company or organization it is vital to avoid stumbling blocks that could doom the search before it even begins.
When a prospective client needs a new SVP Academic Affairs/Provost the fundamentals apply…..
Discuss with senior leaders and other key constituents what the hired candidate must accomplish by when and then decide whether or not the search should be conducted with the assistance of a proven professional firm that possesses the experience and commitment to your goals.
Are you and your colleagues about to begin a search for a new SVPAA/Provost?
Here are five key issues to discuss:
Search project timeline
Hired candidate KPIs/ by when
Congratulations to Dr. Renata Engel, Penn State’s new Vice Provost for Online Learning, http://chronicle.com/article/An-Engineers-Next-Task-at/146469/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en Given the importance of Penn State and the size of their enrollment, the selection of a new leader for their online learning program bears watching for many reasons. Dr Engel is both an engineer and an expert in educational teaching excellence. It is apparent that the trustees of Penn State are declaring: we want to significantly grow and develop our online learning program. The cost of traditional “on-ground” undergraduate and graduate higher education is becoming increasingly unsustainable. Families who believe in the importance of higher education must come up with creative ways to fund their child’s undergraduate degree; in some cases costing up to $60,000 per year. Likewise, obtaining a graduate degree without inclusion of a full or partial fellowship is a very big challenge for most students. Using online learning technology to help rein in costs without degradation of the learning experience–while enlarging the student enrollment– is a winning formula. And, as on the online systems keep improving there will be instances where the data will confirm that the online offerings are simply a better and more effective way to learn difficult and complex subject matter. Large university systems like Penn State will create better and bigger gateways for global learning that may, one day, usher in the 1,ooo,ooo member freshman class. While traditionalists bemoan the potential degradation of the academy we must balance their concern with the life changing benefits of higher education. KULPER & COMPANY can assist universities and colleges with implementation and refinement of their online learning strategy by assisting with the recruitment of their online learning leadership.
KULPER & COMPANY is continuing our study and analysis of online higher education in an effort to better serve our university clients and prospects. If you and your colleagues have decided to grow and develop your online program and you are considering attracting a new leader for it we would like to hear from you please contact us.
The 2014 US News & World Reports (USNWR) Rankings
#1 Columbia University (Fu Foundation)
#2 UCLA (Samueli)
#3 U Wisconsin (Madison)
#4 USC (Viterbi)
#5 Penn State (World Campus)
NEWS FROM…..KULPER & COMPANY
Special Edition: Online Higher Education Growth & Impact
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February 19, 2014
KULPER & COMPANY….where academia meets corporate innovation
Our firm focuses on completing senior level search assignments for universities and companies. We enthusiastically work at the intersection of universities that create new knowledge through their research efforts and with companies that operate at the forefront of innovation. We are retained search firm; we work exclusively on search assignments for our clients—the hiring organization—to help qualify and attract proven talent who will drive the growth and development of your company or university. We strive to continually improve every element of our service capability and take pride in listening and the responding in creative and highly individualized ways to best serve our clients.
Your question I think was—is KULPER & COMPANY doing anything innovative in the area of academic search—-because you haven’t seen much in the way of innovation as it applies to academic search—I think that was the gist of your comment….right?
KULPER & COMPANY is studying online higher education in an effort to better serve our university prospects and clients. The effort is concentrating on discovering which universities among our client and prospect groups are leading the way and which may have work to do. As part of this effort we are studying which universities are creating the best outcomes from their online education effort in terms of student enrollment, profitability and other factors. We are also seeking to identify which VPs, Deans and Directors of online education are the top thought leaders showing the way for others and helping to move university development and growth forward.
October 11, 2013
Online Higher Education Learning Initiatives
KULPER Advisory Board member, Jaime Robertson Lavalle founder and managing director of Zermatt Dusk ( a growth strategy and leadership development consultancy), has been helping us hone the marketing and strategic positioning for KULPER & COMPANY. Jaime always talks about the importance of keeping our message clear and focused; he is an HBS grad with an excellent ability to see a clear pathway to strategic goals.
Because KULPER & COMPANY is focused on working with engineering, science & business universities as well as companies engaged in continuous innovation and product development, we think that our findings about online higher education will prove useful to clients and prospects in our primary markets.
Our phone is ringing and our firstname.lastname@example.org “in box” is very active as our university and corporate clients seek to get a jump on the busy hiring season ahead.
We are running 35% ahead of last year at this same time which bodes very well for the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2013.
We will be glad to talk with you about your senior level hires and offer a complimentary consultation—just send along an email and we will respond promptly to your inquiry. The sooner we can get started the sooner you will have your new colleague on board. We work fast because we know how to successfully execute a search assignment and we have the experienced staff to provide the support you need.
Our firm is having a very nice year, so far, and the outlook for the second half is positive. We measure success based upon the number of inquiries we receive for our executive search consulting services and top-line revenue received. Based upon both indicators, we are up over 35% in comparison with the first six months of 2012. We anticipate hearing from more of our university and corporate clients who need the right leaders to help further energize/transform their organizations: (for universities; Deans, VP for Research as well as CFO, VP Enrollment etc. and for corporations: C level leadership, VP Sales, VP/Director Research/Product Development etc.). Our market niche…where academic research meets corporate innovation is fascinating and constantly active.