Announcing an alliance with Westfall Executive Advisors

Finding, and placing, the right enrollment management leader within a university or college is imperative for success. But equally important, is the coaching and development support that aligns the new leader and institution during the onboarding phase and beyond. “The changing landscape of higher education requires thoughtful and strategic effort that connects new leaders to the culture as well as to the expectations and goals of colleges and universities in order to elevate—and accelerate—outcomes,” explains Mary Worland Napier, Principal, Napier Executive Search (NES).

This intentional support for newly-placed enrollment management professionals is the focus of a new partnership between Westfall Executive Advisors and NES. The partnership will include an individualized executive coaching package for each chief enrollment officer named by NES clients. NES and WestfallExec each bring decades of experience working with higher education professionals and leadership teams among diverse colleges and universities. Their combined services aim to strengthen the success of enrollment professionals as well as the institutions they serve.

“We are excited to work with Napier Executive Search and to support the work of enrollment leaders,” says Sarah B. Westfall, Principal at Westfall Executive Advisors. “The challenges ahead of these leaders are daunting and anticipating their need for productive transitions and ongoing support is a mark of distinction for NES. We look forward to working with talented enrollment colleagues as they move their institutions forward.”

“As a search firm committed to the field of enrollment management and the institutions we serve, it is a natural connection to partner with Sarah Westfall and Westfall Executive Advisors to provide selected candidates with another tool for success,” says Napier. “We anticipate that incumbent chief enrollment officers will benefit from the expertise of a personal coach who is both experienced as a cabinet partner and is intent on supporting their success.”

Westfall Executive Advisors are certified by the International Coaching Federation and have deep experience in senior and executive-level institutional leadership. Their work is rooted in the values of competence, curiosity, creativity, and a sense of humor.

Napier Executive Search is a national search firm focused on identifying enrollment leaders for post-secondary institutions who offer insight, inspiration, and leadership to each organization’s culture and needs. Persistent and patient in understanding each role and university or college, NES works to find the best match for institutional and candidate success.

To learn more about this new partnership, contact Mary Worland Napier, Principal, Napier Executive Search at