UW-Madison has hired a company to help its search for a new chancellor, university officials confirmed Friday. Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates, an executive search firm with offices in Pennsylvania and California, got the nod.
"They have a good track record in placing presidents and chancellors at major research universities like our own," said David McDonald, a history professor and chair of the search committee. The company's website lists former clients including the University of Michigan in its president search and Michigan State University in its provost search.
University officials did not make the contract available on Friday, saying lawyers were still reviewing it, so terms are unknown. In a 2011 contract with the University of New Mexico to help in its search for a new president, the firm was paid about $300,000, according to press reports.
UW-Madison hired the firm to help with its search earlier this year to replace facilities chief Alan Fish, who left late in 2011 for Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, McDonald said. The university hired William Elvey, then director of facilities management at the University of Texas-Dallas, for the post.