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Executive Search Firms Selected to Support UGA Presidential Search

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Atlanta — January 17, 1997

An Atlanta-based global executive search firm with extensive experience in higher education recruiting has been selected to provide lead support to the search for the new president of The University of Georgia.

Schuyler, Baker & Parker, Inc. presented a unique and creative proposal that linked the resources of its firm with that of A. T. Kearney, Inc., the search firm credited with recruiting University System of Georgia Chancellor Stephen R. Portch and the presidents of DeKalb College and Georgia Southwestern University.

Daniel F. Parker, Sr., a partner with SB&P, formerly served as a vice president with A. T. Kearney Executive Search Consultants and as managing director of the firm’s Atlanta office, until he joined his present firm in January of 1996. Parker led A. T. Kearney’s successful searches that filled previous University System of Georgia presidential and central office vacancies.

In addition to Parker, the joint-venture search team will be comprised of Jerry Baker, a partner in SB&P, with more than 125 successful searches in higher eduation to his credit; Shelly Weiss Storbeck, vice president and managing director of the education practice of A. T. Kearney; and Robert H. Atwell, a senior consultant with A. T. Kearney’s education practice and the former president of the American Council on Education.

“SB&P is extremely pleased and proud to be involved in the search for the next UGA president, because this is one of the top opportunities in higher education in the country,” stated Dan Parker. “Our role will be to facilitate and expedite the process, to conduct a thorough and comprehensive search, and to identify the most-qualified candidates available in the marketplace.

“We are confident that we can produce an outstanding panel of candidates for the Board of Regents and the Presidential Search Advisory Committee to consider, and will be dedicated to meeting the aggressive timetable that the chancellor has set for this search,” Parker said.

The target date for completion of The University of Georgia presidential search is June 30, 1997.

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