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Nov. 1 , 2004
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

EMU Regents select presidential search firm

YPSILANTIRegents Jan Brandon and Steve Gordon, coordinators of the presidential search, announced today that the University has retained the services of Academic Search Consultant Services (Academic Search), a senior-level executive search firm, to assist with Eastern Michigan University’s presidential search.

Academic Search was founded in 1976 and is based in Washington, D.C. The firm is the premiere organization in the United States serving the chief executive officer search needs of American higher education. “Academic Search has more than 25 years of experience working with higher education. In talking with former clients they were praised for their expertise in conducting successful presidential searches. We were very impressed with their qualifications and commitment to our unique needs,” said Brandon.

Dr. Ann Die Hasselmo, managing director, will serve as the lead consultant for the search. Hasselmo joined Academic Search in 2002 from the vice presidency of an international consulting and executive search firm. She is well regarded in higher education for her long-term, successful presidency at Hendrix College (1992-2001).

“Dr. Hasselmo brings a rare combination of skills and experiences to the search process. I was impressed with her energy and the quality of her thinking when she interviewed. I’m looking forward to working with her,” said Dennis Beagen, chair of the Regents Advisory Committee.

For more information regarding Academic Search and Hasselmo visit, www.academic-search.org.


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