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The ELS Group LLC is a minority/woman owned and operated executive and mid management search and educational services firm. We specialize in providing recruitment and placement activities as well as a variety of educational services that support leadership, planning and organizational development and enhancement to colleges and universities nationwide.


We have conducted numerous executive level searches and placed interim personnel in higher education for our clients since 2004. Our ability to provide educational services has had a direct and positive impact on leaders and all stakeholders that are served by the institution. Our competitive advantage resides in our commitment to excellence, strong network of professionals across the country, links to practicing personnel, depth, breadth, experience and the quality of our personnel. The three principals and their associates and advisers have a combined experience in higher education of more than 100 years. Our portfolios include long term experiences at urban, suburban, rural comprehensive community colleges, doctoral/research universities as well as Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The ELS Group personnel have significant experience serving as board members and officers for associations of higher education, public and non-profit organizations, and boards of secondary education at local, state and national levels.


The principals have held positions that include Chancellor, Superintendent/President, President, Associate Superintendent for Budget and Administrative Services, Director of Human Resources, Vice President for Instruction, Student Service and division/department deans. These higher education positions held by our principals provide both depth and breath of knowledge and experience that are important to our clients in their recruitment and development efforts.

Contact usThe ELS Group
1071 Roosevelt Street
Monterey, California 93940


Dr. Edward J. Valeau
Phone: (510) 566-3426
Fax: (510) 881-1018


Sallie A. Savage
Phone: (831) 241-8379
Fax:  (831) 333-0384


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