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Universities are among the oldest institutions, and for the most part, have a common mandate to provide free and equal access to higher learning. However, universities must compete to attract the brightest minds, and students must compete to gain access to the best institutions. In a world driven by knowledge, educational institutions play a critical role in the production of intellectual stimuli.

Today, colleges and universities require leadership that transforms their institutions into highly visible places of learning recognised for rich academic programs, and cutting-edge research and discovery. There exists a belief that scholastic success, economic growth and global competitiveness are closely tied to university rankings. An institution’s reputation and subsequent ranking are largely dependent on the acquisition of academic talent, whereby faculties comprised of the most qualified professors and researchers will attract quality funding, as well as the brightest minds.

In response to the huge costs involved in operating a research-based institution, educational leaders need to acquire and manage an abundance of resources, securing grants and funding from both traditional sources such as the government to innovative private sources, as well as strategic partnerships with commercial enterprises. Senior levels of management must then balance their focus on achieving academic and research superiority with the challenges of shrinking budgets, and overseeing fiscal management.

We at EMA Partners have developed and established a successful global practice team of consultants specialising in Education. We are helping our clients create executive management teams, and are identifying leaders who are capable of transforming universities, colleges and schools into elite institutions. We attract exceptional talent from around the globe in the following areas:

  • Elite universities and colleges
  • Liberal arts colleges
  • Business schools
  • Vocational and training institutions
  • Schools


  • Executive Director, Board of Regents
  • Chancellor
  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Vice President
    • Business & Finance
    • Computing Technology
    • Enrolment Management
    • Human Resources
    • Institutional Advancement
    • Public Relations
    • Student Affairs/Dean of Students
    • University Relations
  • Executive Director
    • Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in Arts and Media
    • Office of Community Arts Partnerships


  • Provost
  • Deans
    • Arts & Sciences
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Nursing & Health Sciences
    • Graduate School of Business
    • Graduate Studies
    • School of Business
    • School of Fine and Performing Arts
    • School of Law
    • School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Assistant Dean, College of Commerce
  • Chairperson
    • Department of Art & Design
    • Department of Biotechnology
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Film & Video
    • Department of Finance
    • Department of Journalism
    • Department of Marketing
    • Department of Micro Electronics
    • Department of Music
    • Department of Television
  • Deputy Provost for Faculty & Curriculum
  • Director of Career Planning & Placement


  • Controller
  • Assistant Controller
  • Directors
    • Academic Technology
    • Affirmative/Equal Opportunities
    • Athletics
    • Career Planning & Placement
    • Development – Athletics
    • Distance Learning
    • Employment & Compensation
    • Financial Aid
    • Global Finance
    • Honours Programs
    • Intercollegiate Athletics and Sports Recreation
    • Information Technology
    • Professional & Continuing Education
    • Residence Life & Student Housing
    • Student Financial Services
    • Student Leadership Institute
  • Men’s & Women’s Head Coach

Find a Consultant

Chris Pantelidis

Managing Partner, Practice Group Leader, Global Payments, Digital & Transaction Services

New York

Dick Sbarbaro

Senior Partner, Global Practice Leader, Education


Josefina - Managing Partner

Managing Director