Your Choice for Successful
Enrollment Management Search


We help higher education institutions forge a path forward with enrollment leaders who deliver results today and anticipate the demands of the future.

Engage NES As a Search Partner
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Our Core

Conducting successful searches for Enrollment Management positions, especially chief enrollment roles.  Nationally or regionally, we seek the best individuals for each position.

Admission

Dean or Director of Admission roles are critical. Institutions partner with us for all levels: undergraduate,  graduate, transfer, international.

Financial Aid

Select us for Director and Executive Director of Financial Aid searches. Our partnership with Blue Icon Advisors adds to our commitment to attracting well prepared candidates.

Adjacent Fields

Our expertise extends to Marketing and Communication, Strategic Initiatives, and assisting higher education partners find professionals.

Napier Executive Search is now NES

New name and brand identity reflect collective strength and alignment for future growth.

A personal, connected approach.

Colleges and universities require enrollment leaders who offer insight, inspiration, and leadership in order to deliver results today, and anticipate the demands of the future. Our professional approach to executive search ensures that we’ll tap our deep network to recruit strong candidates for your position.
NES provided us with very fine candidates. I would’ve hired any one of the top three finalists, and in the end, I believe we landed the best candidate. I will continue to recommend NES.
Barbara Altmann, President, Franklin & Marshall College
The NES team has the ability to get to know you and determine if there is a match. They understand that the search process is not only about the institution but also the individuals.
Jimmie Foster, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Franklin & Marshall College
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Experience and Results that Transform

Higher education faces new challenges: navigating unparalleled disruption and leading into new opportunities. Today’s colleges and universities require enrollment leaders who offer data expertise, insight, inspiration, and collaboration. NES will articulate a vision for a successful search, create a roadmap and embolden your organization with the right enrollment leader.

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FORGE A
PATH FORWARD

Because every institution is different, so is every search. We take the time to listen well, understand the essential elements and the finer points of each position—from roles and responsibilities and resources to more subtle attributes like the leadership culture. Then we think strategically and creatively to find the best approach to attract the ideal candidate.

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RELATIONSHIPS
& NETWORKS

We’ve developed and nurtured a deep network of the best enrollment professionals and leaders in higher education across the country. At the center of our work is a commitment to relationships, which means that every search is a customized approach that carefully aligns individuals and their strengths with institutional needs and articulated goals.

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RELENTLESS PURSUIT
FOR YOUR SUCCESS

We are persistent and patient in the search for ideal candidates for each position. With experience and expertise, we guide the search process while learning and adjusting our approach along the way. No matter the organizational nuances or challenges, regardless of the market forces, we keep working to find the right match so institutions and candidates succeed.

Your Results, Our Promise

Higher education faces new challenges: navigating unparalleled disruption and leading into new opportunities. Today’s colleges and universities require enrollment leaders who offer data expertise, insight, inspiration, and collaboration. NES will articulate a vision for a successful search, create a roadmap and embolden your organization with the right enrollment leader.
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Jeremy Martin, Vice President for Strategy and InnovationOscar Rodriguez, Vice President of Enrollment Management
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Oscar Rodriguez, Vice President of Enrollment Management
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John T. McLaughlin, Dean of Admission and Associate VP

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Emily Ragland, Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Shobi Sivadasan, Vice President for Enrollment Management

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Huy Trinh, Director of Admission
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Shannon Zottola, Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Tracey Sheetz, Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Eduardo Prieto,Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management
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Michael Elgarico, Vice President of Enrollment
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Rick Longo, Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Soumitra Ghosh, Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Allie Duffney, Dean of Graduate Admission
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Frank Williams, Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management
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Hasanna Tyus, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Ellen V. Johnson, Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Michael Marshall, Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing & Communications
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Mj Huebner, Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid
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Eric Nichols, Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Cathy Sanchez, Director of Financial Aid
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DJ Menifee, Vice President for Enrollment
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    COMPLETED SEARCHES

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    DECADES IN ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

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    YOUR SEARCH IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

    A Team of Higher Education Professionals

    Our deep connections and our personal experience in higher education and enrollment management, along with an expert approach to conducting searches, deliver results that empower people and institutions to thrive.

    Mary Worland Napier

    Laura Robinson

    Robin Stamm Reynders

    Catherine Capolupo

    Dr. Thom Golden

    Suzi Nam

    Where You’ll Find Us


    Making The Move
    The Admissions Directors Lunchcast
    Echo Delta’s Higher Ed Marketing Lab Podcast
     
    Leadership panel: Graduate Enrollment Managers and Managing the Executive Search Process

    What People Are Saying About NES

    I would not hesitate, for a moment, to recommend NES to a colleague I respected. In fact, I’d advocate for them to use the firm based on my experiences. 
    Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr., President, Curry College
    [NES] brought us excellent candidates. We felt very good about the search process, and we felt like we had options. They were very timely in their communications and meeting the timeline they laid out for us. 
    Susan M. Donovan, Ph.D., President, Bellarmine University
    Robin Reynders did a phenomenal job vetting the applicants and having conversations that quickly got to the heart of what was important to us as an institution. She represented us well to the top candidates, and she clearly, and thoroughly, shared the strengths and experiences of the candidates with us.
    James Steen, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Houston Baptist University
    Mary Napier and Laura Robinson were extremely personable and professional to work with. I have only positive things to say about working with NES, and so much of it stems from how well they get to know their clients and the individuals who are interviewing for the positions.
    Carola Thorson, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Wittenberg University
    NES provided me with a highly personalized, high-touch experience. I always felt like I was their only client. 
    Michael J. Marshall, Ed.D., Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing & Communication, Bellarmine Univeristy
    Mary Napier is the ultimate professional, bringing years of experience and a wealth of contacts in the enrollment management profession to ensure an ideal search process.
    Todd Rinehart, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment, University of Denver
    Simply put, NES set a new standard of consulting excellence in our successful search for a new VP for Enrollment. As chair of the search committee, I could not have been more pleased by the professionalism, proficiency, and unwavering commitment that the Napier team displayed throughout the search process or more proud of the final results.
    Jackie Slaats, Director of Athletics Senior Advisor to the President, Lake Forest College
    What a pleasure it was to work with NES throughout two searches, one for our Director of Financial Aid and then for our Director of Admissions at Manhattan College, when I served as Vice President for Enrollment. They took the time to develop an understanding of our institution and, in turn, each time identified a pool of exceptional candidates who all possessed unique qualities necessary to lead our financial aid and admissions operations.
    William J. Bisset, Ph.D., Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Marymount University
    Working with NES took a great deal of stress out of the search process. From the start, the their team took an interest in getting to know Rollins and our staff so they could help identify the best fit candidate pool for us. They really listened to our hopes and needs for the position.
    Faye Tydlaska, Ph.D., Vice President for Enrollment Management, Rollins College
    We could not have achieved our extraordinary results at Trinity College without NES. From the start, they were thoughtful, inquisitive, and eager to help us meet our ambitious goals. They took the time to understand our institutional culture, missions, and values. For them, it’s not enough to fill the position, it’s about finding the right institutional “fit.”
    Dr. Angel B. Perez, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)