Kate V. Nolde
Ms. Kate V. Nolde is a highly experienced Academic Search Senior Consultant who has been instrumental in many of the firm’s most significant hires. Her deep understanding of executive recruiting and placement comes from decades of professional and personal wisdom. Her vast network is unrivaled in the realm of executive searches, as she has served clients at every level of higher education. She has dedicated her career to improving institutions by recruiting distinguished applicants and helping administrators make the decisions that will enrich their programs.
In the 25 years of her executive search career, Ms. Nolde has worked tirelessly to locate, cultivate, and present the most esteemed candidates in the field. Her extensive list of placements includes presidents, provosts, deans, directors, and more at revered universities, community colleges, public, private, and faith-based schools across the United States. Regardless of the position she is tasked with filling, Ms. Nolde contributes her wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to every search equally.
Ms. Nolde joined Academic Search in November 2016 after 18 years with RPA Inc., a Pennsylvania-based search firm at which Ms. Nolde served as Vice President and Senior Consultant. With RPA Inc., Ms. Nolde was one of its first employees and helped it expand to become the nationwide recruiting competitor it is today.
The Pennsylvania native attended Ithaca College for her first two years of school before taking a six-year hiatus to gain work experience and save money. During that time, she worked as a resident advisor with Red Rock Job Corps Center near her hometown. Eventually, with enough money saved and the opportunity to redirect her focus on her education, the tenacious Ms. Nolde enrolled at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Shortly after graduation, Ms. Nolde was hired by RPA, Inc., and her prolific career in recruiting and executive searches began.
As one of the nation’s most active and successful executive search consultants, the addition of Ms. Nolde to the Academic Search team is beneficial to our partner institutions. Her profuse networking skills allow her to recruit and consult on a client’s behalf and scour the nation for the best candidates seamlessly. As a result, she has played a role in filling hundreds of executive positions that have incurred long-term success. Today, Ms. Nolde’s deep affinity for working with higher education at all levels propels her commitment to helping students, colleges, and universities reach their full potential.