Kimberly S. Templeton

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

She has served clients such as American University, Arizona State University, Dominican College, Gettysburg College, Missouri Western State University, Rider University, Seton Hall University, Stony Brook University, University of Arizona, University of California, Riverside, 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. 

Ms. Templeton's recent searches include:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Chancellor, Prescott
  • Missouri Western State University - President
  • University of Nebraska – President
  • Blackburn College – President
  • Barry University - Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Dominican College - Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Manhattanville College – Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation – Chief Executive Officer
  • University of Central Florida Foundation - Chief Financial Officer
  • Arizona State University - Vice Dean for Research and Innovation, Fulton Schools of Engineering

Prior to joining AGB Search, Ms. Templeton served as Vice President and Practice Director for Higher Talent, Inc., a boutique advancement executive search firm serving mission-oriented institutions, and as Director of Business and Candidate Development for Garrison & Sisson, a prominent attorney search and consulting firm.

Previously, Ms. Templeton spent nine years as an advancement leader in her role as Director of External Affairs for the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. A key member of the senior 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 her J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College (Phi Beta Kappa). 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.