Academic Search Consulting
Pauly Group Incorporated is an academic search consulting firm. Pauly Group works exclusively with community & technical colleges around the country to help recruit, reference, and hire senior administrators.
Overview of our Services
The Pauly Group, Inc., former higher education professionals from community and technical colleges, universities, and other professionals, is an established human resource consulting firm with a practice limited exclusively to the nation's community and technical colleges. Organized in 1992, the Pauly Group provides support for college CEO's and their search committees pursuing administrative excellence through diversity and gender equity.
Message from the President
Welcome to our website! At Pauly Group, we have a real passion for serving our client colleges. We keep our work confidential while ethically working with potential applicants and candidates. These high standards were important to our founding president, Teri Pauly, and continue as the standards for service I have upheld during my presidency.
Most people wonder, “What is my real purpose in life?” I know for certain that my professional purpose is to serve through the Pauly Group. I have felt at home here from the time I walked in for an interview with Teri in 1996.
Message from the Founder
In 1967, on the day I turned 18, I jumped into the work world with both feet. My first job was copywriting for a local radio station. Next, I interviewed for a state position and was hired by the Illinois Institute for Social Policy. But, when a new governor was sworn in, our entire department was thrown out. Illinois politics: alive and well.
With access to state-funded retraining money and encouraged by my then boyfriend (now husband for over 35 years) I began to consider attending the local community college. This brand new school, in Springfield, IL, Lincoln Land Community College, was just a collection of classrooms in trailers parked on an asphalt lot. The prospect of enrolling in college was daunting, as I loitered outside the door to registration. Then, a man from the parking lot, opened the door, and motioned me forward. That man was the first president of LLCC, Dr. Robert Poorman, and, my life was forever changed.