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Working with Purpose: Why Higher Education is a Career with an Impact



“The two most important days of your life are the day you’re born, and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain


The COVID-19 pandemic has suspended life as we know it and caused us to question things we used to take for granted. For many, that has prompted evaluation of their life choices—including career. A crisis can be a key inflection point to make a decisive shift into something you find more meaningful.

A career in higher education has resonated with many as a way to make a lasting difference. Colleges and universities are shaping the next generation of leaders. They are our future. The students in classrooms today will rise to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Individuals working in all levels of higher education are helping to make students thoughtful, resilient, and innovative leaders who will make a difference. Education leaves a lasting legacy. This sense of purpose has only intensified during the pandemic. Students have banded together to adapt to new learning platforms, care for their community, and grow in fresh ways.


Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search has decades of experience assisting college with searches for key leaders. If you are considering a change, reach out today to discuss your next opportunity and the difference it could make.