September 17, 2012 9:12 am


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 12:30pm EST
Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout
Conversation: #SAlive

On September 19th, I sat down, virtually over Google Plus On-Air Hangouts, with Ellen Heffernan, Partner at SJG-The Spelman & Johnson Group on Student Affairs Live! 

Ellen and I had a great conversation on her background, experience with SJG, and best advice in “Moving Up in Student Affairs.”  As always, Mike Hamilton helped me by monitoring the backchannel!

If you have any more questions for Ellen, please add them in the comments below or email her at

Ellen Heffernan is a Partner of SJG-The Spelman & Johnson Group. SJG-The Spelman & Johnson Group is a national retained executive search firm with a proven history filling leadership positions within higher education. Since its inception in 1991, SJG has assisted virtually every type of higher education institution identify, recruit, and hire senior leadership.

Ellen received her B.A. in economics and government from Smith College. She joined SJG in 1996, after a ten-year career in higher education that included positions in advancement at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Ellen speaks nationally to professionals in higher education on a variety of topics including leadership development, professional development, effective recruitment processes, and on boarding. In addition to working on search assignments for her clients, Ellen manages the firm’s headquarters in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

  • Guest

    In order to move up in Student Affairs, does someone need a Ph.D./Ed. D. or other terminal degree to do so?

  • Guest

    Do I need to join Google+ to watch this? Or will it appear here on your website?

  • Kristen Gleason

    Watching “post-live” –this is so great.  Wonderful topic, especially for mid-level managers, whether we are currently searching or not. Just learning about the job search will make us stronger interview committee members. Thanks!

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