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PBA Presidential Search Committee Partners with CarterBaldwin

November 10, 2011

Palm Beach Atlantic University Trustee Gary Schroeder, chairman of the University’s Presidential Search Committee, announced that CarterBaldwin Executive Search in Atlanta, Ga. has been selected to assist the committee in selecting the University’s eighth president.

CarterBaldwin Executive Search, a leading national provider of retained executive search services for cabinet-level executives, is among the top 50 national retained search companies in the United States. Rated by Inc. Magazine among America’s 500 fast-growing companies for two consecutive years, CarterBaldwin was named by the Atlanta Business Chronicle among the top five executive search firms in Atlanta for 2009.

Schroeder, a retired executive with Coca-Cola Enterprises, said that the committee had considered several firms before selecting CarterBaldwin, which operates out of Atlanta.

“The committee was impressed by CarterBaldwin and their recent experience handling two searches for Christian colleges,” Schroeder said. “The committee has bathed their search in prayer. We already have received many recommendations and applications for the presidency of Palm Beach Atlantic.”

According to Price Harding, managing partner for CarterBaldwin, the firm has conducted hundreds of executive searches in the past decade including presidential and CEO searches for John Stott Ministries, Prison Fellowship, The Trinity Forum, Wheaton College, Generous Giving, The National Christian Foundation and Gordon College.

Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Presidential Search Committee is comprised of:

•   Trustees Chandra Bill-Rabenecker, a former news anchor with WPTV-News Channel 5; Mami Kisner, a public relations/ marketing consultant and first lady of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in West Palm Beach; Pastor James H. Scroggins IV, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach; Robert Owens, president and CEO of the J.M. Rubin Foundation; John W. Little III, an attorney with Gunster; and Robert W. Simpson, Jr., chairman of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Board of Trustees  and president of Palm Beach Motor Cars, who will serve as vice chair of the committee;

•   Faculty members and Palm Beach Atlantic alumni Dr. Tom St. Antoine '93, associate professor of communication, and Dr. Lisa Stubbs '96/'98, assistant professor of psychology.

Schroeder added that the Presidential Search Committee’s timeline is to deliver their presidential recommendation to the full board next summer and have the new president on campus prior to the fall 2012 semester.

Confidential inquiries concerning the University’s search can be sent to

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, independent university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, with campuses in West Palm Beach, Orlando and Wellington. The University is dedicated to the integration of Christian principles to prepare students for learning, leadership and service.

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