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Senior Managing Director, Diversified Search Group

Kim M. Morrisson, PhD

As a Senior Managing Director in DSG's Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice, Kim brings more than 20 years of experience conducting executive search assignments for research universities, liberal arts colleges, academic medical centers, faith-based organizations, nonprofit associations, foundations, independent secondary schools, and companies that serve the educational sector.

Kim's assignments have included searches for president, provost, dean, endowed chair, and vice president, across the academic and nonprofit sectors.

Kim also consults with colleges and universities about organizational structure, improvement of operations, and program development with a particular focus on residential planning, integrating academic and non-academic services, and enhancing student service delivery.

Before joining Diversified Search, Kim served as Vice Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, leading the Division of University Life for seven years and serving as Vice Provost and Executive Director of the 21st Century Project for the Undergraduate Experience. As Vice Provost for University Life, she directed strategic, fiscal, and human resource planning for 26 departments and more than 300 staff, led facilities planning for the University’s residential system, and acted as University spokesperson on student issues. In earlier roles, she was responsible for managing advising services to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences, and for negotiating solutions to problems brought to the University’s Ombudsman’s office. 


Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, English Literature
M.A. University of Pennsylvania, English Literature
B.A. Smith College, English