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Managing Director, Koya Partners

Thomas Phillips

Tom specializes in leading Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Student Affairs Officer, and other senior executive searches for higher education clients across the country.

Tom partners with a broad range of clients, including large public and private research institutions, small, private liberal arts colleges, and Jesuit and other faith-based colleges and universities. He has successfully led searches for Vice Presidents for every administrative function, including Human Resources, IT, Facilities, Finance, and Student Affairs, Deans, and Athletic Directors.

Prior to joining Koya Partners, Tom worked with a boutique higher education executive search firm. Before moving into the executive search world, he worked for a decade in student affairs in higher education at the University of Michigan, Oregon State University, and Colorado State University.


M.Ed. Colorado State University
B.S. Florida State University, Criminology