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Advisory Committee

The ELS Advisory committee consists of experienced, independent, senior level professionals from across the spectrum of higher education. The committee is constituted to provide the company with advice and guidance as it pertains to its services as a national executive search and educational services firm. They advise the company regarding The ELS Group commitment to provide our clients with excellent service supported by honesty, integrity and measurable results. Areas include executive searches, educational services, coaching, and continuing educational training. The advisory committee is a non-paid entity that electronically meets twice a year to discuss and provide consultation on the aforementioned services. Moreover, any of the advisory members may serve as independent consultants to the ELS Group related to permanent searches and interim placements.


Members to date include:

  • Dr. Kim Badrikan, Superintendent/President Emeritus College of the Sequoias
  • Dr. Dan Derrick, Chief Financial Officer, Austin Community College District
  • Dr. Auggie Gallegos, Chancellor Emeritus, San Diego Community College District
  • Dr. Allan Hoffman, Provost Ottawa University, Arizona
  • Dr. Jerome Hunter, Chancellor Emeritus, North Orange Community College District
  • Dr. William Keaney, Director Field Education, Boston College School of
  • Dr. Rodney Reed Professor Emeritus, University of California Berkeley
  • Dr. Joshua Smith, Chancellor Emeritus California Community Colleges
  • Dr. Stu Sutin, Former Executive of the Mellon Bank



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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