California State University Selects TCG for Associate Vice Provost Search

CHICO, CA – California State University, Chico has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Associate Vice Provost for Academic Personnel search. Founder & CEO, Thomas Christopher, Recruiting Director, Ayla Davis, and Senior Operations Manager, Matthew Duda are leading the search.

“Over the last three years, TCG has been honored to become the preeminent retained HR boutique search firm sourcing higher education institutions in the United States,” says Tom Christopher. “We are very grateful to have been selected to find this executive leader for such a widely known and respected university. This adds to TCG’s ever-expanding higher education expertise that includes Johns Hopkins, Kansas State University, Penn State University, University of Delaware, California State University, Fullerton, California State University, Polytechnic, Corning Community College and so many more!”

The Associate Vice Provost for Academic Personnel will be a key thought partner and adviser to the President and Provost of the University, as well as faculty, Deans, and department chairs.  This role will oversee the integration, alignment, and administration of the collective bargaining agreement and provide leadership to the Office of Academic Personnel.

CSU, Chico was founded in 1887, making it the second oldest CSU campus in the state of California.  With over 100 undergraduate majors and options, the average undergraduate class size is 30 students, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 23 to 1.  The University is comprised of seven colleges, five schools, 28 specialized centers, and numerous support units.  Their unique combination of scholarly pursuits, civic engagement, and a very real connection to the Chico community earns it national and international accolades.

Founded in 1998 by Thomas and Paula Christopher (former HR Executives with GE, Pepsi, Progressive Insurance, and Citigroup), The Christopher Group (TCG) has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique HR Executive Search and Staffing Solutions firms. They have created a highly specialized organization, staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, that utilize proprietary, scientific, and industry-leading systems, tools, and processes. As a result, 92% of all TCG searches are filled in the first two slates of candidates. With a client list that includes some of the world’s most respected companies across all industries and verticals, they are frequently asked, “What makes TCG so different and successful?”

“Our Technology, Systems, Tools, Processes, and HR Experienced Team provide a most precise and highly efficient service delivery model,” responds TCG Founder & CEO, Thomas Christopher. TCG conducts targeted searches of high performing/passive candidates, sourced from client requested companies/industries, all while completing extensive assessments and vetting to ensure an optimal fit.  From search commencement to the first day of employment, every TCG client and candidate will enjoy unparalleled, comprehensive, professional, scientific, and stress-eliminating executive search services to ensure the very best search experience.  In an industry-leading move, TCG backs all their work with full performance guarantees, in writing.