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Barbara Feigin, Chair of the Nominating-Governance Committee for the Whitman College Board of Trustees.

I first came to know Susan Resneck Pierce and her work when she consulted with and facilitated a retreat with Whitman College’s President and Board of Trustees and other key members of the Whitman community to launch a significant strategic planning effort. Because Whitman’s Board of Trustees had decided to review and revamp its governance structure and operational practices, Susan led a special session on board governance to provide the group with an understanding of relevant higher ed... Read More
Barbara Feigin,
Chair of the Nominating-Governance Committee for the Whitman College Board of Trustees

Michael M. Rue, Xavier University

Following the retirement of Dr. Norman Francis after 47 years of strong leadership as our president, the Xavier University Board of Trustees retained Dr. Susan Pierce to conduct an institutional review. Xavier had never before had the benefit of such a review. The Board of Trustees believed that Dr. Pierce could help our new president, Dr. C. Reynold Verret and the board identify traditions worthy of retaining and areas where improvement was needed and best... Read More
Michael M. Rue,
Xavier University

Dominican University of California

President Dominican University of California"Susan Pierce brings her experience as a successful president, her quick insight, and her considerable wit to every conversation.  She is equally adept at facilitating work with faculty, with leadership teams, and with Boards, adapting her work to align with campus culture and presidential priorities.  As a President I have found her wisdom inexhaustible, her patience unusual, and her trust invaluable.... Read More
Mary B. Marcy,
President, Dominican University of California

Dunwoody College of Technology

Rich Wagner, Ph.D. President Dunwoody College of TechnologyWhen I was appointed president, I needed a confidant to evaluate the effectiveness of our fundraising team and help build the structures for a more engaged Board of Trustees. Susan provided all of that and more. Her in-depth knowledge of higher education and experience as a successful university president gives you confidence that her recommendations are going to be spot on. She quickly synthesized... Read More
Rich Wagner, Ph.D.,
President, Dunwoody College of Technology

EBH Consulting LLC

HIRES-EBH-NLH-MBI-33301Constancy is an increasingly rare and treasured facet of leadership.  I had the good fortune to serve the University of Puget Sound with the same board chair and same president -- Susan Resneck Pierce -- for a full decade, together building a successful development program and comprehensive campaign.  In this time of destructive churn at the upper ranks, Puget Sound made huge strides during and well... Read More
Elizabeth B. ("Beth") Herman,
Principal, EBH Consulting LLC

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