Special Report September 22, 2017 Rethinking the Presidential Search A national search with paid consultants has become the norm. But it's not the only way. Rethinking the Presidential Search By Eric Kelderman Why some colleges skip hiring consultants and a national search to focus on internal candidates. Why One Christian College Forgoes a Search Firm By Eric Kelderman Bethel College in Indiana prefers to rely on standard best practices and spiritual guidance in finding its leaders. Resources for Finding Your Next Leader By Eric Kelderman Improving how colleges find new presidents is a perennial concern. Here are the key points from some articles and reports on the topic. Searching Without a Search Firm By Lucy A. Leske If you are running a search without a consultant — and sometimes you should — do it under the right conditions.