About AGB Search

Advancing Higher Education Leadership

AGB Search offers executive search, interim search, and compensation evaluation services exclusively for higher education institutions. Founded by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) in 2010, we have an unmatched understanding of the qualifications critical for effective higher education leadership. Our affiliation with AGB ensures clients receive access to valued governance resources and training, in addition to our highly-regarded search services.

At AGB Search, we are dedicated to client success. We collaborate with clients to discover each institution’s unique needs, identify exceptional and diverse candidates, and help them find the right leader for their organization.

Our Difference is Our People

AGB Search’s Executive Search Consultants have extensive experience in higher education search, and many have served in college and university leadership positions. We have a team of Associates and Research Associates who expertly manage the search and vetting process, and our staff serves as critical support to the search professionals. Our track record provides institutional search teams with the confidence that their search will be successful.

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EEO Statement

AGB Search is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employees are selected on the basis of their qualifications and work experience. AGB Search does not discriminate against any candidate for employment or employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical handicap, matriculation, or political affiliation. AGB Search also strives to recruit and promote qualified candidates from minority groups, women, veterans, and the disabled.

Higher Education is Our Business

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Melissa K. Trotta


Melissa K. Trotta
Associate Managing Principal