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Elizabeth City State University has engaged the search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist the the search for our next Chancellor.

About The Firm

Isaacson, Miller is a national executive search firm devoted to recruiting exceptional leaders for mission-driven organizations. Our founders created the firm in 1982, a time when civic institutions rarely used executive search firms. The firm has grown steadily, and today, Isaacson, Miller stands alone as a large, national, retained search firm dedicated to the full range of public and civic missions. We have active practices in higher education, science and social science research, human services, conservation and environmental defense, human and civil rights advocacy, K-12 education, academic and community healthcare, philanthropy, arts and culture, and community-based economic development, with sub-specialties in almost every functional area.

Many of our clients and past candidates become part of an extended network that shares our goal of strengthening the civic infrastructure. They see their own missions reflected in the work of the firm and choose to assist us, generously, in our quest for the finest talent in their fields. The country’s civic community has come to recognize our persistent commitment to recruiting diverse talent. On average, in searches completed with us over the last decade, 40% of our clients have hired women and 25% people of color.

Isaacson, Miller is a mission-driven business committed to the recruitment of powerful civic leaders who raise our own and our clients’ competitive aspirations. We believe that civic organizations are essential to a strong civil society, a vigorous democracy, and to a free market economy. Civic institutions educate us all. They encourage the marketplace of ideas through research, teaching, and advocacy. They inspire innovation, and, through foundations and philanthropy, they arouse the charitable endeavors of private citizens. The civic sector serves as the guardian of our economic and societal strength. We have made its success our business.

Search Personnel

Monroe “Bud” Moseley
Partner | 617.933.1831

Bud joined Isaacson, Miller after a career in higher education and industry. He is skilled in conducting executive searches for a wide range of non-profit clients, including small and large public, private, and faith-based institutions, community and liberal arts colleges, as well as doctoral, research intensive universities and institutes. He has served organizations and agencies in human and social services, associations, and foundations, as well as clients working in healthcare, community development, advocacy, and social justice. Bud has recruited executive, administrative, and technical officers, whether titled president, chancellor, executive director, vice president, provost, dean, or director. He has worked with boards, search committees, and individual hiring officers and is well known for listening intently to clients before managing a rigorous search process designed to produce a talented, diverse pool of candidates in a timely manner. His clients have included: Fisk University, Howard University, University of Missouri System, and Virginia State University.

After completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Bud was a student affairs administrator at the University of Rhode Island and at Boston College. A committed contributor to a civil society, Bud serves on local, regional, and national boards, including the City of Boston Compensation Advisory Board, Boston Renaissance Charter Public School, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and the National Affordable Housing Foundation.

Keight Tucker Kennedy
Managing Associate | 202.552.5527

A member of the firm since 2014, Keight brings diverse experience in nonprofit and higher education organizations to her practice. She has worked on several presidential searches, including Spelman College, Hamilton College, Converse College, DePauw University, Duke University, Hollins University, and Johnson C. Smith University. Additionally, she has been the lead associate on several student affairs searches, including those for Washington University in St. Louis, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Cornell University.

As a search consultant, Keight has worked with historically black colleges and universities, women's colleges, and K-12 education and advocacy organizations. Repeat work with top-tier research universities proves her skill in identifying an organization's core challenges and finding the candidates whose skills can help solve them. Her clients also appreciate her ability to view searches through the lens of strategic change, a skill she learned managing strategy and organization development projects for federal agencies.

An active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Keight serves on the executive committee of the Xi Zeta Omega chapter. She is also a board member and assistant financial secretary of the Ivy Foundation of Washington, DC.


Sherlene Parsons
Associate | 202.552.5506

Sherlene joined Isaacson, Miller as an associate in 2017. She brings with her a wealth of higher education experience, having most recently worked at Howard University. There, she served as a project manager in the Office of Academic Searches, focusing on cabinet roles, deans, and executive directors across a wide range of functional and academic portfolios.

Throughout her career, Sherlene has taken on a range of search responsibilities, including oversight of all dimensions of search administration and logistics. She also has experience bridging the gap between institutions and external executive search consultants, including Isaacson, Miller, and has provided training in search policies and process to numerous search committees. Earlier in her career, she spent 13 years teaching middle school in New York City.

Sherlene holds Canadian-American dual citizenship and is fluent in French. She is also a proud member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.


Grace Munschauer
Search Coordinator | 617.933.1990

Grace Munschauer joined Isaacson, Miller’s Boston office in 2018. As search coordinator, she supports Monroe “Bud” Moseley and provides administrative and logistical support for his searches. Prior to joining the firm, Grace attended Hamilton College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.