For college and university clients that need their search consultant to be more than a process facilitator and screener of advertising responses, C.V. O’Boyle, Jr, LLC offers an alternative to the business practices and fee structures of corporate executive-search firms and academic search boutiques.

We conduct comprehensive, national searches for colleges and universities as they seek new senior leadership. We have an expertise in specialized academic searches that demand original research and direct, targeted, recruiting. All of our searches benefit from the involvement of the senior consultant in every stage of the process.

In recent years, we have helped recruit presidents; provosts and other academic-affairs officers; deans of business, career services, education, law, and nursing; library directors; and chief advancement, financial and student-affairs officers. Clients have praised our ability to deliver diverse short lists and candidates who are not actively seeking new employment. We’ve been notably successful in recruiting from peer and aspirant institutions.

We are a professional practice and not a commodity business. Most of our engagements are unsolicited, with a high percentage of our work consisting of new assignments from past clients, including some of the leading research universities and national liberal arts colleges. Our record of ambitious recruiting for institutions that are less well known is unsurpassed.