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Myers McRae

For more than 30 years, Myers McRae has provided the highest caliber of service and experience in executive searches for institutions of higher education, focusing primarily on the recruitment of presidents, provosts, vice presidents, advancement officers, deans and other senior academic administrators. 

As an national search firm, Myers McRae leverages decades of experience in higher education, taps an extensive network of trusted colleagues and associates, and moves quickly to create the best match between institution and candidate.

Each member of the Myers McRae team has a deep knowledge and specialized experience in working in and with higher education institutions. The team works collaboratively with clients to take advantage of talents and resources to meet the needs of each search.

Kenny Daugherty serves as President for Myers McRae.

Identifying and attracting highly qualified, undeclared candidates is his specialty. At Myers McRae, he has conducted hundreds of searches for educational institutions across the nation, including presidential searches for the University of Montana Western, Northwest Missouri State University, McDaniel College, Oakwood University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Pasco-Hernando State College, Pierpont Community and Technical College, Wichita Area Technical College, and the Georgia Independent College Association. He has completed senior academic and administrative searches for The University of Tennessee, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, University of Southern Mississippi, Azusa Pacific University, Carson-Newman College, Savannah State University, Alabama Community College System, Ferris State University, Georgian Court University, Glenville State College, Hendrix College, LeTourneau University, Lincoln Memorial University, Piedmont College, Paine College, Schreiner University, Whittier College, and Young Harris College.

Mr. Daugherty brings to his searches extensive knowledge and understanding of higher education administration, having served 28 years in public and independent institutions. Throughout his career in higher education, he had personnel responsibilities and served on numerous search committees for professional staff and administrators for the institution. Additionally, he had a major role in recruiting volunteer leadership and major contributors for Mercer University as a senior administrator in University Advancement.

Prior to joining Mercer, he served 11 years at the University of Alabama, where he worked in the area of Student Affairs. He was responsible for student services within Housing and served as a judicial officer for the university.

Mr. Daugherty earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Mercer University.

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