Ann Die Hasselmo
Dr. Ann Die Hasselmo is unquestionably one of the most effective and influential senior consultants in higher education. By combining her rich experience as a leader, advisor, coach, and administrator with her passion for education and university governance, Dr. Hasselmo has earned a reputation in the industry for being a tireless worker determined to help each institution flourish.
In each search she leads, Dr. Hasselmo utilizes her broad higher education and leadership knowledge to recognize an institution’s needs and the qualities it seeks in a new hire. As the former president of Academic Search’s parent organization, the American Academic Leadership Institute, Dr. Hasselmo’s ability to identify a person’s strengths and potential within higher education is unparalleled. She is passionate about leadership development, and her work with Academic Search allows her to share her expertise and help administrators thrive. Furthermore, the professional networks she built over the years give her access to the country’s most talented candidates for senior executive positions.
Dr. Hasselmo graduated summa cum laude from Lamar University, earned a master’s degree from the University of Houston, and received a Ph.D. in psychology from Texas A&M University. As a licensed psychologist, she has a masterful ability to recognize a person’s unique attributes and foresee if those qualities will be advantageous in the job they’re seeking.
Dr. Hasselmo’s prolific career has spanned public and private institutions, and she’s lent her supreme leadership capabilities to countless boards and associations. Dr. Hasselmo was president of Hendrix College in Arkansas for nine years, and during that time, she held an array of leadership positions. In addition to many other roles, she was on the Board of Directors of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and the Foundation for Independent Higher Education, was Chair of the Presidents Council for Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, was a member of the Executive Committee of the NCAA, and served as Chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Before her presidency, Dr. Hasselmo was dean of Sophie Newcomb College and associate provost at Tulane University. At Lamar University, she was named regents professor of psychology, served as faculty senate president and associate provost, and directed a graduate program in psychology. She was also an ACE Fellow in the President’s and Provost’s Offices at William & Mary.
Outside higher education, Dr. Hasselmo recently rotated off the Board of Acxiom Corporation (now LiveRAMP Holdings, Inc.), a NYSE public company, where she served for 22 years. Most of those years were spent as Chair of the Governance/Nominating Committee, and she was a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.