About AGB Search

Advancing Higher Education Leadership

AGB Search is the only firm that specializes in all aspects of executive search exclusively for higher education institutions. Founded by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) in 2010, we have a unique understanding of the qualifications critical for effective higher education leadership.

At AGB Search, we are dedicated to client success and guarantee a smooth, effective search. We collaborate with clients to discover what makes each institution distinct and present the best candidates for each position, so you find the right leader for you.

The Higher Education Advantage

AGB Search offers a full suite of services that can be contracted individually or packaged for utmost value. These include:

Executive Search and Transition

AGB Search works with institutions to develop a thorough understanding of their needs and culture, and identify the best pool of leadership candidates. Our proven process and commitment to success make us the right partner for our clients. AGB Search also provides transition assistance for new presidents to establish a solid foundation for long-term success.

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Compensation Evaluation Service

Our Compensation Evaluation Service (CES) assists boards and presidents in determining fair, competitive levels of compensation for top leadership positions. A partnership with CUPA-HR, it provides clients with guidance on selecting defensible peer and aspirant groups and best-in-class data on salaries and benefits.

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Interim Search

AGB Search is higher education’s most trusted source for highly qualified interim cabinet-level leaders. We are flexible in adapting to your needs and processes, and we can accommodate any timetable.

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To provide high quality service and expertise to higher education institutions to help build effective, diverse leadership teams.


AGB Search emphasizes leadership, relationships, professionalism, integrity, inclusivity, and sustainability. These values guide our decision making and interactions with clients, partners, and each other.

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