A Higher Education Search Firm with a Reputation for Excellence.

Since 1998, we have managed more than 650 successful national executive searches, helping academic institutions to efficiently attract and retain successful candidates. Through our extensive network, we recruit professionals with the leadership characteristics you value in order to achieve your goals and drive the mission of your educational institution.


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Our Advantage

Scott Healy & Associates is one of the most trusted higher education executive search firms in America.

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  • Track Record

    Our firm has a 99% success rate in completing national searches.

  • Experience & Knowledge

    Backed by decades of experience, our expertise and history of results is unmatched in the industry.

  • Diverse Clientele

    We work with private and state institutions, faith-based institutions, community colleges, and more.

  • Complete Commitment

    We are dedicated to your search process until we find the right professional for your institution.

  • Professional Network

    Our network includes more than 54,000 administrators, leaders, and faculty members working in higher education throughout the U.S.

  • Operate with Precision

    We gain full understanding of the open position and the leadership traits you are looking for as part of our national search process.

  • Your Candidate Match

    We have the insight you need to represent the position and your institution to the community you need to reach.

  • Responsiveness & Results

    You will always know how a search is progressing thanks to our consistent and open communication philosophy. This has helped us create a proven track record of producing high-quality matches.

Unmatched Commitment to Our Clients

We are dedicated to your success, which is why:

  • We work on each search until it is successfully completed.
  • We value our relationship  we provide consistent, open, and responsive communication throughout the entire search process.
  • All of our searches are backed by a replacement guarantee.

In this increasingly challenging time for college enrollments, it is comforting to engage a firm like Scott Healy and Associates to help recruit the talent necessary to meet one’s enrollment goals. Scott Healy has deep professional experience in the Admissions and Financial Aid fields and guided us successfully to find the right person to lead our institution’s student recruitment efforts. His knowledge of the enrollment profession, excellent communication skills, and understanding of enrollment management make Scott Healy & Associates the “go-to” firm when searching for talented professionals to lead your recruitment efforts.

Dr. Richard H. Dorman


Westminster College (PA)

What Our Clients
Have to Say

Read full testimonial from Dr. Richard H. Dorman

In this increasingly challenging time for college enrollments, it is comforting to engage a firm like Scott Healy and Associates to help recruit the talent necessary to meet one’s enrollment goals. Scott Healy has deep professional experience in the…

Dr. Richard H. Dorman


Westminster College (PA)

Read full testimonial from Dr. Robert Pepper

In starting a Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, one of the biggest challenges is hiring a qualified Program Director. We were pleased to work with Chris Healy and Scott Healy & Associates on this national search. Chris was attentive to the mission of the…

Dr. Robert Pepper

Dean of the School of Graduate Studies

Messiah College

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Read full testimonial from Dr. Todd Hutton

With considerable expertise and assurance, Scott Healy stepped into a potentially disastrous situation at Utica College when we unexpectedly lost both our VPEM and Director of Admissions within two months of each other. Dr. Healy enabled the College's…

Dr. Todd Hutton


Utica College

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Read full testimonial from Jeffrey K. Gibson, Ph.D.

Although we had both the facilities and the funding in place to develop the first Master of Occupational Therapy program in Delaware, we had difficulty finding qualified candidates for the crucial role of program director. With critical accreditation…

Jeffrey K. Gibson, Ph.D.

Provost & Vice President

Academic Affairs Wesley College

Wesleyan University

I have been involved with a number of searches in higher education. Scott Healy provided one of the most well run and organized searches I have ever experienced for our VPEM.


College of Business Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Read full testimonial from Kirsten Gisle

We are incredibly excited for the new Director to join our College of Marin team to lead our Nursing program! We could never have performed the level of outreach that you made to all of your networks, and beyond, in order to fill this position successfully…

Kirsten Gisle

HR Employment Services Coordinator

College of Marin

College of Marin
Read full testimonial from Mike Allen, Ph.D.

We had the opportunity to work closely with Scott and Chris Healy in a search for a new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing in 2015. The support that they provided throughout the entire process was outstanding. Their professional…

Mike Allen, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs

The Catholic University of America

Catholic University
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The Interim Associate sent by Scott Healy & Associates has been a godsend. She seamlessly integrated herself into the office, reassuring and inspiring the staff, and creating a welcoming, professional environment. Since her arrival, our applications and…

President & Dean

Law School in New York State

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