Louis W. Stark joined AGB Search as an Executive Search Consultant in 2023. He brings to the firm a career in higher education that spans forty-five years, serving thirty of those as a Vice President for Student Affairs. He was at Central College from 1993-1997, Coe College, 1997-2013, and Case Western Reserve University 2013-2023.
Prior to beginning his career as a Vice President for Student Affairs, Mr. Stark was the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Tulane University, as well as Associate Dean of Students at Washington University in St. Louis. As a new professional, Lou served in various positions that provided a breadth of experience serving college students within residence life, Greek life, student conduct, academic advising and admission, and financial aid. He has served as a consultant to colleges and universities evaluating their programs and has done reaccreditation work.
Mr. Stark has served in local, regional and national organizations. He has served as a past president and board member of the Iowa Student Personnel Association and has been active in NASPA. He has served as Chair of the Delegates Committee for the University Athletic Associate and was a member of the NCAA Division III Management Council. While in that role, he served on the President’s Council/Management Council Joint Legislative Steering Committee, the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, the Convention Planning Subcommittee and the NCAA/NASPA Alcohol and other Drugs Steering Committee. He served on the Board of Trustees of Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia and served as a member of the City Council in Marion, Iowa.
Mr. Stark received a B.S. in Psychology from Davis and Elkins College and an MS in Education in Counselor Education with distinction from Hofstra University. He did additional graduate work at the University of New Orleans and Drake University. He received a certificate in Management form the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane.