Over the past three decades, Myers McRae has earned a national reputation for excellence, consistently identifying and recruiting talented leaders for higher education, not-for-profit organizations, corporations and businesses, and governmental agencies. Thoughtful, knowledgeable insight and in-depth understanding and experience in search and recruitment are strengths that permeate every service that Myers McRae provides clients across the nation.
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Gurchiek offers insight to higher ed topics with new podcast with College Leaders
Dr. David Gurchiek, a consultant with Myers McRae, presents a bi-weekly podcast entitled Academic Dean – a Podcast for Today’s College Leaders. In each podcast, he connects with passionate college leaders who share their stories and viewpoints of higher education, especially lessons learned along the way. Dr. Gurchiek, a former college dean turned search consultant, brings his broad-based leadership knowledge in higher education to conversations with his guests, providing listeners with significant depth on the topics being discussed.
About Dr. Gurchiek
Dr. Gurchiek has extensive experience in higher education, especially in two-year colleges and academic programs. The knowledge and skills that he learned and honed as an academic leader now enable him to assist colleges and universities with their search needs for academic and administrative leaders.
During Dr. Gurchiek’s 25-year career in the Montana University System, he served as dean, associate dean, department chair (nursing, health, public safety), program director, state faculty union vice president, and academic senator. Throughout his academic career he has been instrumental in developing a variety of degree programs, certificates, apprenticeships, workforce credentials, and dual credit opportunities, along with building 2+2 degree pathway options for universities. He has worked with program advisory boards and listened to the needs of business and industry to achieve these accomplishments.
Connect now to Academic Dean:
- Jan 18, 2021 - Mr. Ron Slinger, President, Miles Community College
- Jan. 4, 2021 - Dr. Jon Harbor, Provost, Purdue Global
- Dec. 18, 2020 - Dr. John Cech, President, Carroll College