Franklin A. Newton

Franklin (Frank) A. Newton, Ed.D., joined AGB Search in 2023, bringing with him over 35 years of experience in education, most in higher education. He has served in roles in student affairs, academic affairs and at the assistant and associate dean level as well as vice president and chief of staff to the university president.

Representative Executive Searches

  • University of Utah – Dean, John and Marcia Price College of Engineering
  • Marist College – Dean, School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Experience and Honors

Dr. Newton's decades in student affairs include experience in housing and residence life, student conduct, first year experience and new student orientation. At the University of Delaware, he served as the founding Assistant Dean in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment where he was instrumental in building the undergraduate academic programs and student support services for the college, increasing the undergraduate footprint and impact of the college exponentially.  He also served as Associate Dean in the College of Health Sciences as the college built a holistic program blending and leveraging the pillars of education, research, and care.

He has been responsible for executive search support at the faculty, director, assistant/associate dean, dean, and vice-presidential levels and supported presidential transition activity. Most recently, he served as Head of School for Newark Charter School in Delaware, which serves 3,000 diverse K-12 students. During his tenure in that role, he led the school community through the pandemic while maintaining the highest financial rating and academic ranking. Additionally, the school expanded in enrollment and physical plant and saw more than $3M in funds raised to support the expansion.


  • B.A. degree in Economics from Framingham State University (MA)
  • M.A. degree in Education (Student Affairs in Higher Education) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware