The Consultant

jon_mcrae This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Executive Search Consultant, has personally led hundreds of presidential and other senior-leadership searches for institutions of higher education, military schools, independent schools, and not-for-profit organizations for more than three decades. Earlier in his career he was focused in the recruitment of senior leadership in banking, healthcare, and textile manufacturing.

Jon founded Collegiate Counsel, Inc. in 2011, after four decades as president of Jon McRae & Associates, Inc. The former firm was sold in 2009 and continues today under a different name, totally separate from Collegiate Counsel.

As Jon transitions into the third quarter of his career, he provides in-depth reference services for boards of trustees and presidents. His expertise in conducting professional, comprehensive and thoughtful reference checks can be invaluable to a successful selection.

Over his career Jon McRae has personally led over fifty presidential searches for many colleges, universities and other institutions, including Newberry College, Wartburg College, Tusculum College, Campbellsville University, Brenau University, Converse College, Schreiner University, Hardin-Simmons University, Eastern University, Franklin College, Coker College, Houghton College, Presbyterian College, Averett University, Catawba College, Concord University, York College of Pennsylvania and King College. Many of these presidents are still in place or retired from the institutions.

He has also personally conducted presidential searches for various other organizations such as the National Center for State Courts, Oak Ridge Military Academy, Riverside Military Academy, Massanutten Military Academy, Marion Military Institute, Wentworth Military Academy, Barium Springs Home for Children, Holston United Methodist Home for Children, Presbyterian Home for Children in Texas and Thornwell Home for Children.

McRae also personally led searches for cabinet officers at such institutions as Regis University, Davidson College, Mary Baldwin College, Hardin-Simmons University, Carroll College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Thornwell Home for Children, the College of Saint Rose, Cornell College, George Washington University, University of Findlay, Virginia Military Institute, Marion Military Institute, Meredith College, Ohio Northern University, Peace College, Lyon College, Roanoke College, Piedmont College, Emory University, Abilene Christian University, Riverside Military Academy, Tulane University, Waynesburg University, York College of Pennsylvania and Washington and Jefferson College.

Jon was an active member of the Executive Search Roundtable of the American Council on Education for many years, serving a term as chairman. Through the years He has worked closely with the Association of Governing Boards and supported the Council of Independent Colleges, the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States and other related organizations. He is a Trustee Emeritus at Riverside Military Academy where he served as Secretary of the Board and a long-term member of the Executive Committee. He earned a BA from Davidson College.