Author Profile

Lucy Leske | Managing Partner and Director of Higher Education Practice, Witt/Kieffer

Current Position and Past Experience
Lucy Leske is Managing Partner of the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, and serves as leader of the firm’s Higher Education practice, focusing on presidential, vice presidential, decanal, and provostial searches. Leske joined Witt/Kieffer in 1998 and has been as an executive recruiter since 1992. She serves on the firm’s Diversity Task Force and works with clients to enhance diversity and inclusive excellence in leadership recruitment.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Leske was awarded a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College magna cum laude and a Certificate of Completion from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
She is a frequent speaker and writer on issues related to leadership and executive search. Specific topics of interest include leadership transition, professional development for women and underrepresented individuals, and the recruitment and retention of staff. She is a member of the board of trustees of Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut.

You can find Leske on the web via LinkedIn.