Why Choose AGB Search?
A focus on higher education, a track record of success, and a deep understanding of leadership are the qualities of an effective search firm.
A Focus on Higher Education
AGB Search is focused exclusively on higher education. We conduct searches for college and university presidents, system heads, CEOs of coordinating boards and institutionally related foundations, and other senior higher education positions. We understand that leadership in higher education is unlike leadership in other sectors and that the role of the governing board, the shared governance model, the expectations of students and alumni, and many more factors make higher education leadership unique.
Personal Attention from Seasoned Professionals
Colleges and universities that work with AGB Search receive the personal attention of the most senior professionals in the business. Jamie Ferrare, our Managing Principal, has over 9 years of experience and has conducted more than 80 searches. Our clients work directly with our senior consultants throughout the search process. Read Jamie's biography.
AGB Search consultants bring a unique and diverse perspective to our search practice and a broad range of experiences in support of the partnerships we build with institutions seeking presidents and senior level administrators. All of our consultants have extensive and successful experience as senior leaders in higher education, foundations and/or related organizations. In addition to search experience, each has consulted in board rooms and on college campuses and draws on that knowledge in assisting a search committee prepare for its important work.
A Long-Standing Commitment to Institutional Governance
As an affiliate of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, AGB Search draws on a long-standing commitment to institutional governance and the work of boards. Since 1921, AGB has served the interests and needs of academic governing boards, campus CEOs, and other senior-level campus administrators. AGB’s workshops and consulting engagements serve more than 35,000 board members, presidents, and other executive leadership every year. Visit AGB.org for writing, research, and advocacy on institutional governance in higher education.
Searches We Conduct
Campus, System & Coordinating Board CEOs
Institutionally related Foundation CEOs
Other Senior Administrators
At AGB Search we value strong leadership, a commitment to assisting schools and systems improve the quality of higher education; collegial and collaborative relationships; inclusive and diverse candidate pools and respect for all voices in the search process. At AGB Search, we take great pride in serving institutions that strive to make a difference in the world.