I'm scoping out a CMS migration to Wordpress from some crazy, proprietary .NET framework we need to abandon. I plan to lead the project, but I'll definitely need some good Wordpress theme developers I can go to for the heavy lifting.
Also, at this point we're not really looking to do any design changes, so this is really about the CMS and back end.
Any recommendations? Thanks in advance!
http://themeforest.net/ has some excellent theme developers, you may be able to find someone there who has a style you like with the experience you need.
Some fellow higher ed folks in the US and UK (myself included) are just starting up a consultancy to do this type of work. Let me know if we can help or do some of the heavy lifting.