RPA Inc. - Search Consulting Firm
The college has contracted with the search firm RPA Inc., of Williamsport, Pa., to assist with the search process.
RPA consultants who will staff the search:
RPA President Richard Allen
senior consultant and founder
Dr. James Heffernan
Dr. James Barnes
associate vice president and senior consultant
RPA Inc. is a nationally known executive search firm specializing in service to higher education and other nonprofit organizations. Founded in 1988 with the specific mission of assisting institutions of higher education in recruiting senior personnel and in enhancing capacity to raise philanthropic income, RPA has grown steadily to become a comprehensive consulting firm offering a wide array of services, including recruitment consulting for the identification and placement of presidents, cabinet-level officers and deans. RPA Inc.'s professional consultants have been senior administrators of institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations and business throughout the nation. These consultants bring broad-based, hands-on expertise to the service of RPA Inc. clients.
RPA Inc. has developed an institutionally tailored search and recruitment procedure that combines the large data resources of the traditional search firm with the individual and personalized attention to each potential candidate that characterizes an institution’s internal search methods. This process allows targeted, personal contact with hundreds of potential candidates for each position, and a thorough screening of their qualifications and personal characteristics against the needs, values and mission of the institution.