SKPS announces firm for superintendent search

The Salem-Keizer School Board has chosen Human Capital Enterprises to be the executive search firm for a new superintendent, the district announced in a press release Tuesday.

Human Capital Enterprises was among two finalists that were chosen from at the Aug. 23 board meeting. 

“As a board, we have full confidence that Human Capital Enterprises will serve our district well as they support in the important job of selecting the next superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools,” said Salem-Keizer Board Chair Ashley Carson Cottingham in the press release. “Throughout the interview process, it was clear that Capital Human Enterprises will be able to deliver on the promises presented to the board and our community during their presentation and we look forward to working together over the next several months.”

Superintendent Christy Perry announced her plans to retire at the July 26 work session. 

The process begins on Oct. 3 when Human Capital Enterprises will interview each board director, and the board discusses additional details at the Oct. 4 work session.

Human Capital Enterprises full proposal as well as the other candidates can be found on the SKPS website at