Kimberly S. Templeton

Kimberly S. Templeton, J.D more than has 25 years of experience as an executive search professional in the higher education, nonprofit, and legal sectors; senior advancement leader; and corporate attorney.  Ms. Templeton has partnered with leading public research universities, regional comprehensive universities, private universities, liberal arts colleges, and faith-based institutions to identify institutional and senior leaders, including presidents/chancellors, chief financial officers, vice presidents for advancement and presidents of institutionally related foundations, vice presidents for health affairs, research deans, and center directors, among others.

She has served clients such as American University, Arizona State University, Dominican College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Gettysburg College, Missouri Western State University, Ramapo College, Rider University, Seton Hall University, Stony Brook University, University of Arizona, University of California, Riverside, University of Central Florida, University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, University of Washington, and Yeshiva University, among many others. Ms. Templeton is recognized for her ability to recruit high caliber candidates, superior search execution, client partnerships, and aptitude to identify and communicate a client institution’s unique culture, opportunities and challenges in a compelling manner.

Prior to joining AGB Search, Ms. Templeton served as Vice President and Practice Director for an executive search firm serving mission-oriented institutions and as Director of Business and Candidate Development for a prominent attorney executive search and consulting firm.

Previously, Ms. Templeton spent nine years as a senior advancement leader in her role as Director of External Affairs for the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia, one of the Southeast’s top museums. A key member of the management team, she provided leadership and direction for the institution’s development, marketing and communications, and government relations programs.

Ms. Templeton began her career as an attorney with Cahill Gordon & Reindel, a prominent New York based international law firm, where her practice included corporate transactions and counseling, commercial litigation, and entertainment law. Ms. Templeton received a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College (Phi Beta Kappa) and earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law. She holds professional certification as a lobbyist from the Association of Government Relations Professionals. 

An advocate for individuals with Down syndrome, Ms. Templeton has served on the boards of nonprofit disability organizations and is a frequent speaker on inclusive education, including at the White House in 2015. She also serves as a volunteer consultant with Compass DC, providing strategic guidance to nonprofits in the greater Washington, DC region.

 Ms. Templeton's recent searches include:

  • President, University of Alaska Foundation
  • Chief Executive Officer, Louisiana State University Alumni Foundation
  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Barry University
  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Dominican College
  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Manhattanville College
  • Chief Financial Officer, University of Central Florida Foundation
  • President, University of Nebraska
  • President, Missouri Western State University
  • President, Ramapo College
  • Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine, University of South Dakota
  • Vice Dean for Research and Engineering, Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University
  • Center Director, Disinformation, Arizona State University