Stevens begins search for new university president

Executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates hired

9/20/2010

HOBOKEN, N.J. - As Stevens Institute of Technology heads into a new era, the 140-year-old university recently retained the executive search firm, Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, to lead the search for its seventh president.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates at this important moment in Stevens history. We look forward to working with the entire Stevens community as we move ahead in the search for our next president. We are striving to make this an inclusive process and are reaching out to all our stakeholders for their input.” said Steven Shulman, Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee and Vice Chairman of the Stevens Board of Trustees.

Stevens is currently celebrating its 140 th anniversary as a top choice for technology and engineering students and a destination for world-class faculty. The university retained Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to find a president who will represent the innovation and educational commitment that has gained Stevens respect and partnerships worldwide.

On March 10, the university will hold a forum for the entire Stevens community in an effort to help Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates get a better understanding from the community about Stevens and the opportunities and challenges its new president will face. The discussion on the 10th will also provide input about presidential attributes and leadership priorities. The event will be open to Stevens students, staff and faculty and will be held in the DeBaun Auditorium, on Stevens’ campus, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is a minority and female owned retained executive search firm specializing in providing executive recruitment services to colleges, universities, independent schools and not-for-profit organizations. Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is comprised of more than 25 consultants and support staff located in two main offices in Los Angeles and Philadelphia with three affiliated offices in Vermont, Virginia and Florida.

Collectively, the staff of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has more than 60 years of experience in the executive search industry and has conducted more than 1,500 executive level searches for higher education and not-for-profit clients over the course of the last 20 years.

Key member of the firm have conducted dozens of top university executive searches, including Dartmouth College, Rice University, University of Michigan, University of Colorado, California Polytechnic State University, Swarthmore College, and Wesleyan University. Shelly WeissStorbeck will be the lead partner on the search.

More information about the firm may be found at http://www.storbeckpimentel.com.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/press.