Lahti Search Consultants was established by Terry Lahti in 1997 as the first executive search firm to work exclusively on enrollment management searches for colleges and universities. She was joined in 2008 by Richard Cook, former president of Allegheny College. Lahti Search Consultants remains committed to this critical area in higher education and has assisted more than 250 institutions by identifying and placing qualified candidates.

Institutional Focus
During the search process, Lahti Search Consultants develops a comprehensive understanding of each institution and its unique opportunities, challenges and enrollment expectations. This knowledge guides how we customize the search to attract the best-matched candidates who will thrive and be successful for the institution.

Candidate Network
Our extensive network of colleagues and practitioners in the enrollment field allows us to successfully identify and cultivate current and emerging leaders.  Enrollment professionals know and trust Lahti Search Consultants and welcome contact from us. We engage in open and direct dialogue with candidates throughout the search process, which results in a diverse and talented candidate pool.

Get to know Terry and Richard

Terry Lahti

Since founding Lahti Search Consultants in 1997, Terry Lahti has used the powerful combination of personal experience in admissions and enrollment management and an unmatched network to identify and connect top-quality enrollment professionals with positions at a wide range of colleges and universities.
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Richard J. Cook

Richard Cook joined Lahti Search Consultants in 2008 after serving for twelve years as president of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Allegheny, he was a member of the faculty and later the provost at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.
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