Susan Basalla May

Partner

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Sue May has successfully led searches for a wide range of positions within higher education, ranging from academic affairs to student affairs, and from enrollment to technology. She also conducts selected presidential searches. Her approach is collaborative, and she works creatively and flexibly with her clients to design the best possible strategy for their particular needs.

Before joining Storbeck/Pimentel, Sue worked for higher education strategy consulting firm Art & Science Group, LLC. She managed year-long client engagements with more than 25 institutions across the country, ranging from small women’s colleges to large research universities. She regularly presented to faculty bodies and governing boards, and provided confidential counsel to college and university leadership.

An expert on alternative careers for graduate students, Sue published So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia with Farrar, Strauss & Giroux in 2001, and in revised editions with the University of Chicago Press in 2007 and 2014. Sue has published 18+ articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Beyond the Ivory Tower” column and given more than 35 invited lectures and workshops at universities around the country.

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP
Baltimore, MD
Phone: (410) 243-1012
s.may@storbecksearch.com

Education

Ph.D. Princeton University (English)
B.A. Bucknell University (English)