Kim Bobby

Kim Bobby, Ed.D. has had a distinguished career in the field of higher education prior to joining AGB Search. Dr. Bobby’s expertise and understanding of meeting the needs of diversity and inclusion have enabled her to successfully identify and place diverse talent in higher education institutions and serve as the senior advisor for Justice, Equity, and Inclusion for AGB. She has conducted various executive searches at the President, Provost, Chief Diversity Officers/DEI, and Vice President level.

Representative Executive Searches

  • California State University - East Bay - University Diversity Officer 
  • Gonzaga University - Provost
  • Lamar Institute of Technology - President 
  • Valencia College – President
  • University of Wisconsin System – Associate Vice President for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Foothill-De Anza Community College District - Chancellor

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Bobby served as the director of the Inclusive Excellence Group (IEG) at the American Council on Education (ACE). Dr. Bobby also provided leadership and oversight for the ACE Women’s Network, a consortium of 57 higher education institutions across the United States devoted to advancing women leaders, and the Moving the Needle: Advancing Women Leaders initiative a multi-association collaboration that designed to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions in higher education through programs, research, and partnerships. 

Before joining ACE, Dr. Bobby was chief diversity officer and associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Puget Sound (WA). As the first chief diversity officer for Puget Sound, she held the primary responsibility for coordinating and implementing the university’s strategic plan for diversity and directing early college access and achievement programs. 

During Dr. Bobby’s career, she has served in higher education as chief of staff for Prince George’s Community College and in K–12 leadership roles prompting access and equity in education. This includes being appointed by the chancellor of the New York City public school system to a senior-level cabinet post to research, advise, and provide support for initiatives aimed toward systemic educational reform for the New York City Public Schools. She has also served as a consultant to the College Board, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the College Success Foundation focusing on leadership development, college access, and organizational transformation. 


  • Doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle
  • Master’s degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Sacramento
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management from California State University, Fresno