Advertise - Print Edition

Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.

Storbeck Pimentel to assist in pres. search

Published: February 5, 2010
Section: Front Page

The executive search firm Storbeck Pimentel & Associates will aid the Brandeis Presidential Search Committee in its quest to find the next university president, the committee announced via their Web site Monday.

The committee will be directly working with the firm’s managing partner Shelly Storebeck and partner Chuck Bunting.

Prof. Len Saxe (NJES), chair of the subcommittee charged with finding a search firm said the committee had looked at “lots of great firms,” but rested on Storebeck Pimentel because of its experience working with small liberal arts research universities and colleges such as Wellesly College, Swarthmore College and Rice University, Saxe said.

Storebeck Pimentel’s experience working with the Jewish Theological Seminary shows “an understanding of the Jewish Community,” Saxe said.

Storebeck has also been involved in previous Brandeis Presidential searches, assisting with the query that brought current President Jehuda Reinharz to the post.

The search firm will facilitate the university in strategizing its presidential search, marketing Brandeis to prospective presidents, soliciting new presidents and vetting candidates.

According to the search committee Web site, they will be announcing presidential finalists by the end of February.

“Now the presidential search is in full gear,” Saxe said.