Dawn Overstreet

Dawn Overstreet, Ph.D. joined AGB Search in 2022. Dr. Overstreet brings over twenty years of experience at four colleges and universities in positions within the Offices of the President, Provost, Dean, and VP for Student Development. Included in these positions, she served as the Assistant Vice President of Student Development and Associate Vice President of Mission and Ministry at Loyola University Chicago.

Representative Executive Searches

  • Governors State University - Dean of the College of Business
  • University of Idaho - Dean, College of Business & Economics
  • Siena Heights University - VP for Enrollment Management
  • Portland State University - Dean of the School of Business
  • Mount Saint Mary's College - President
  • University of San Diego - Dean of the School of Peace Studies
  • University of the District of Columbia - Interim Dean of the Law School 

Experience and Honors

Dr. Overstreet's scholarly research and administrative experience have focused primarily on Catholic Higher Education. She taught at the University of Notre Dame as a post-doctoral teaching scholar and held numerous positions in Academic Administration at the University of Notre Dame, Boston College and Boston University. 

Dr. Overstreet spent much of her higher education career mentoring undergraduate students and bolstering universities' academic advising and international service immersions with an emphasis on student transition, retention and vocation/formation. Dr. Overstreet's research focused on the correlation between religious and spiritual beliefs and practices of college students.

Prior to joining AGB Search, Dr. Overstreet worked at SVN Chicago for ten years, earning three Presidential Awards for exceptional annual performance. 


  • B.B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame
  • M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Higher Education Administration from Boston College