The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), a global professional association representing excellence in executive search and leadership advisory solutions, announced the approval of Academic Search into its global membership. The firm’s acceptance follows extensive vetting, including reference checks, site visits, votes by AESC regional councils and commitment to the AESC Code of Professional Practice.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, Academic Search has served for four decades as a leader in the design and implementation of search processes for presidents and senior administrators at colleges and universities throughout the United States. The firm has built a dossier of premier clients and earned a reputation for integrity, confidentiality, and quality. Academic Search has a long-standing commitment to leadership development and supports the programs of their parent organization, the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI), a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership identification, development, and support programs to academic leaders in various administrative positions across all sectors of higher education.

President, Jay Lemons commented, “For over 40 years, we have been committed to providing outstanding search with a focus on leadership development. Joining AESC is a logical step to demonstrate our commitment to search and search excellence. We are delighted by our acceptance.”