Recent University President Named Vice Chairman of Search Firm, Loree Newmyer Sulkowicz, LLC

October 14, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – October 14, 2008 – Andrew A. Sorensen, Ph.D., who retired last summer as President of The University of South Carolina, has been named vice chairman of Loree Newmyer Sulkowicz, LLC, an executive search firm headquartered in New York City.

Dr. Sorensen, who remains a professor at the USC Medical School, will direct the firm’s efforts in the academic and related institutional sectors.  In addition, he will focus on board-level searches for both public and private organizations.

Loree Newmyer Sulkowicz ( was formed in May, two months before Dr. Sorensen retired.

The firm’s managing partner, Geoffrey Loree, noted:  Our business is all about brains and judgment.  So we consider the appointment of Dr. Sorensen a significant example of our recruiting prowess.  His abilities and reputation are unsurpassed.  In addition to its New York headquarters office, LNS’ other two offices are in Cleveland and Palm Beach.

Before coming to South Carolina, Dr. Sorensen served as President of the University of Alabama and as Provost at The University of Florida.  He also served as President of the Southeastern Conference.