Quincy Martin III
Quincy Martin III is a senior consultant with Spelman Johnson. Based in Chicago, Quincy leads searches across a range of institutional types and administrative functions, with particular depth of practice in academic affairs, student affairs, and community college leadership.
Quincy is assistant professor and coordinator of the higher education administration doctoral program at Governors State University, and previously served as associate vice president for student affairs at Triton College, a two-year public institution in River Grove, Illinois. During a career spanning nearly 20 years, Quincy held various positions at both the community college and university levels, and was responsible for managing multiple units, programs, and functions in student affairs. His research interests include higher education and the student experience, with special emphasis on retention of male students of color, student affairs administration, and leadership in higher education.
Since joining Spelman Johnson, Quincy has successfully combined his experience in both executive search and higher education, drawing on a unique blend of education and research acumen developed over his years as a scholar-practitioner. He believes in the vital importance of effective leadership and has a keen appreciation for the role that senior administrators play in transforming and shaping institutional culture and campus communities. Quincy takes a relationship-driven and results-oriented approach to his executive search practice, proactively building strong, trusting relationships and exceptional client and candidate experiences. He is well known for listening intently to clients before crafting and managing rigorous and efficient searches that produce talented and diverse candidate pools. Clients value his knowledge, personable style, and candid, thoughtful counsel throughout the search process.
Quincy has been an active contributor, national award winner, presenter, and leader with NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, as a member of the Board of Directors, as a reviewer for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, as a faculty member and chair of the Mid-Level Administrators Conference, as a recipient of the Outstanding Community College Professional Award, and a member of the NASPA Faculty Council as Member-at-Large and Liaison to the Public Policy Committee. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music and MEd in counseling and development from Lamar University, and his EdD in adult and higher education from Northern Illinois University.