Media Contact: Teddy DeRosa, tderosa@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2118

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (November 3, 2016) — Fairfield University today announced the selection of Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global executive search and assessment firm, to lead the recruitment efforts for the 9th president of the institution.

“Russell Reynolds Associates’ experience in leading searches for university presidents, combined with the firm’s deep understanding of the changing landscape of higher education, makes this the perfect fit given the transformative period of growth and evolution that Fairfield is experiencing today,” said Andrew McMahon ’89, P’13, '19, University Trustee, and Chair of the University’s Presidential Search Committee. “We are confident Russell Reynolds will support our efforts in attracting exceptional candidates to Fairfield University.”

Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leader in assessment, recruitment and succession planning for boards of directors, chief executive officers, and key roles within the C-suite.  With more than 370 consultants in 46 offices around the world, the firm works closely with public, private, and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. 

“The significance of Jesuit education has stood the test of time,” said Russell Reynolds Associates CEO Clarke Murphy. “We are proud to partner with Fairfield University during this critical time of evolution and transformation both at Fairfield and within the landscape of higher education today.” 

All position inquiries should be directed to Russell Reynolds Associates, attention Jett Pihakis and Meredith Rosenberg, Fairfield.President@russellreynolds.com.

For more information, please visit fairfield.edu/presidential-search.

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Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools.  In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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Posted on November 3, 2016

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