Ellen Meyer

Ellen Meyer joined AGB Search in 2017. Since joining AGB Search, she has successfully conducted both public and private university and college searches. Ms. Meyer is a seasoned higher education administrator, having spent 34 years in leadership roles at art and design institutions supporting curriculum development, executive and faculty recruitment and management, strategic planning and partnerships, fundraising, financial planning and oversight, exhibitions, facilities design and construction, and trustee and community relations.

From 2008 to 2015, she served as the President of Watkins College of Art in Nashville, where she was appointed President Emerita. Previously, Ms. Meyer served as President of Atlanta College of Art (Woodruff Arts Center) for 14 years, as Director of Continuing Education and Special Programs at Rhode Island School of Design, and as Vice President of Marketing and Extension at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her career in the visual arts includes director of a ceramics program for the U.S. National Park Service, instructor in art history and ceramics, college gallery director, and researcher and lecturer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Archives of American Art.

Ms. Meyer has served on the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design; as Chair of the Board of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education; as President of the Mid-America College Art Association; and on the boards of the National Black Arts Festival, the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, and the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Ms. Meyer holds both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in art history and theory from The George Washington University. She has also completed graduate work in management at Georgia Tech and in ceramics at Antioch University. She is an alumna of Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Nashville, Leadership Music, and the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Leadership in Public Policy program.