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Presidential Search Partners 

Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Group

Spelman College Presidential Search Partner Storbeck Search Storbeck Search is a leading search firm specializing in higher education executive search and they conduct over 100 searches annually, with 60 consultants and support staff. A division of Diversified Search Group, Storbeck Search is the largest woman-founded executive search firm in the world, ranked #6 in 2021 by Forbes. Spelman College is proud to partner with the firm as 87 percent of presidential placements since the firm’s 2007 founding are either still in office or served for five years or more. Two-thirds of searches are conducted for returning clients.

Meet Spelman's Presidential Search Team

Spelman College Presidential Search Partner Shelly Weiss Storbeck

Shelly Weiss Storbeck

  • Founder, Storbeck Search; Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director, Diversified Search Group

  • 20+ years in higher education executive search and 500+ searches

  • Recent and relevant presidential search clients include Carleton, Colorado, Haverford, and Scripps Colleges

  • 2021 recipient of the ACE Donna Shavlik Award in recognition of lifelong commitment to advancing women in higher education and ensuring women’s equitable representation across the leadership pipeline

  • Education: A.M. Bryn Mawr College, B.A. Dickinson College

Euris Belle with Spelman College Presidential Search Partner Storbeck Search

Euris Belle

  • Managing Director, Diversified Search Group
  • Based in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 20+ years experience conducting senior-level searches for public and private colleges and universities, foundations, and a wide range of nonprofit and corporate organizations

  • Recent chief diversity officer searches for Colgate University, Colby College, Chapman University and Johns Hopkins University

  • HBCU presidential searches for Lincoln University (Pennysylvania), Winston-Salem State University, Fisk University, and North Carolina Central University

  • Education: B.A. Northwestern University

Contact Information

Please send all nominations and applications — electronically and in confidence — to: 

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director 
Euris Belle, Managing Director
Anne Koellhoffer, Senior Associate 
Abby Kallin, Associate