Success Stories

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Black Hawk College

Presidential & Executive Director Search

"Black Hawk College and the Illinois Community College Trustees Association have utilized the services of the Pauly Group for our College Presidential (Spring 2018) and Executive Director Search’s (Spring 2019) respectively. Their customer service, attention to details and the ultimate outcomes were remarkable. Should your organization need to acquire executive talent, the Pauly Group delivers!"

- Fritz Larson

Immediate Past President, Illinois Community College Trustees Association

Chair, Black Hawk College, Board of Trustees

Central New Mexico Community College

Presidential Search

"Pauly Group did a fine job as it assisted the Governing Board of Central New Mexico Community College in our presidential search. We truly appreciated the caliber of candidates presented. The screening process provided highly qualified people for interview. In addition, the vetting process with community and college leaders and representatives that led to our finalists was thoughtful and thorough."

- Pauline Garcia

Governing Board Chair

College of Lake County

Presidential Search

"Pauly Group gave us a customized, professional search where it was easier to make our decision and feel good when the search was over."

- Rich Anderson

Secretary, College of Lake County Board of Trustees

Holyoke Community College

Presidential Search

"I have had great success working with the Pauly Group, both as a candidate and also in retaining their services for academic administrator positions. From a candidate perspective, Angela and her team were beneficial in helping me to understand the priorities and desires of the institutions in which I was applying, and provided great consultation to ensure that I was only considering colleges that aligned with my values and preferences, and institutions that could benefit from my strengths and experiences. They provided insight and guidance on every phase of the interview process, from application to job offer, and really strive to know candidates beyond their curriculum vitas."

- Christina Royal, Ph.D.


"I strongly recommend The Pauly Group for anyone seeking to fill a high level position at a community college. We used The Pauly Group for a search for a new president at Holyoke Community College, and we couldn't have been happier with both the process and the result. The Pauly Group specializes in working with community colleges, so their large network of people to reach out to meant we had a very strong candidate pool. They were invaluable in helping us to prioritize candidates, develop effective questions for the interviewing process, arrange for and hold the interviews, and have thorough discussions to come to consensus about who we wanted to hire. Best of all, I hear regular praise about our new president from people with widely varying roles in relationship to the college."

- Julie Pokela

Secretary, Board of Trustees and Presidential Search Committee Chair

Lake Michigan College

Presidential Search

"Pauly Group did an outstanding job assisting us with our recent presidential search. Hiring a firm with community college expertise made all the difference in the world. The insights they had regarding candidates, personalities and backgrounds was worth its' weight in gold."

- Mary Jo Tomasini

Former Board Chair

Lake Michigan College

Presidential Candidate

"The team at Pauly Group strive to bring the right candidate to the right position. As a candidate, they made the process easy. They provided material requested, laid out clear timelines and decision points, made sure technology was checked before interviews, and were supportive and up front to the final result. I am in the right job at the right institution thanks to their service."

- Trevor A. Kubatzke, Ph.D

Lakeshore Technical College

Presidential Search

"We selected the Pauly Group over two other search firms we interviewed for our Presidential Search at Lakeshore Technical College in Wisconsin. We know we made the right choice. From soliciting potential applicants, to screening and categorizing the applications, to scheduling interviews and conducting background checks, what could have been a very daunting and time consuming process was made extremely manageable. Angela and her team are very organized and attentive to important details. Communication with them was timely and transparent. Our search committee found using their secure website to review the application materials was very easy. We had a very strong applicant pool and selected an outstanding candidate to be our next President. I do not believe we would have had the success we experienced without the Pauly Group. I highly recommend them."

- Sharon Chappy, Ph.D.

Former Chairperson, Lakeshore Technical College District Board

Lakeshore Technical College

Presidential Candidate

"As a candidate, I found the Pauly Group extremely responsive throughout the entire search process. Angela and her team were readily available to answer questions, provide feedback, and give advice. It was clear from the beginning of the process that the Pauly Group wanted me to succeed as a candidate."

- Dr. Paul Carlsen


Mercer Community College

Presidential Search

"I had the pleasure of working with Pauly Group both as an employer and as a candidate. In all of my interactions with Pauly Group, I found Angela Provart (President) to be exceptional in providing extremely detail-oriented and caring services. She is also exemplary in providing follow up services long after the service is complete."

- Dr. Jianping Wang


Mid Michigan College

Presidential Search

“With professional compassion, Angela Provart, president of Pauly Group listens, adapts, and expertly leads your college community through the presidential search process.”

- Terry Petrongelli

Board Member and Presidential Search Committee Chair

Stark State College


"For several years, Stark State College has relied on the Pauly Group to provide comprehensive and timely reference checks that are critical to our talent management needs. We find Angela Provart and her team to be consummate professionals who complement our College Human Resources and leadership team."

- Dr. Para Jones