Dr. Tamara Jhashi joined AGB Search in 2022 after having served as a senior academic affairs leader for nearly twenty years in various capacities at both public and private institutions. Her leadership roles include Provost and Senior Vice President, Dean, Associate Provost, and Acting Dean. Throughout her leadership roles, Dr. Jhashi was involved in a number of searches as both hiring manager and committee member for Cabinet level positions, vice presidents, associate provosts, deans, and directors.

Representative Executive Searches

  • Cleveland State University - Chair, Department of Computer Science
  • Cottey College - Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Director of Communications; Associate Vice President, Strategic Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
  • Stockton University - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Experience and Honors

Most recently Dr. Jhashi served as Provost and Senior Vice President at New Jersey City University, an urban HSI/MSI institution serving a highly diverse community. . At NJCU she was engaged in multiple initiatives, including a strategic planning process, enhancing shared governance, building student success through an equity lens, academic rightsizing, and refining standards of academic excellence. In addition to the academic schools and library, she oversaw global education, sponsored grants and research, and was responsible for launching a reimagined Career Office and Center for Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Jhashi also served as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Mercy College, a private HSI/MSI institution with multiple campuses in the New York City area. As Dean, she a number of faculty and implemented student success initiatives. Prior to that, Dr. Jhashi served Oakland University (MI) for eighteen years in the roles of Faculty, Associate Provost, and Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Jhashi has engaged in myriad leadership development opportunities, including the Harvard Management Development Program, the American Academic Leadership Institute, and was selected for the American Council of Education Fellows program in 2013-2014. Her ACE Fellowship was completed at Mount Holyoke College. She has also participated in several provost-directed programs through the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, including the Student Success Institute and program on Strengthening Democracy.


  • Ph.D. in Art History with focus on European modernism and specialization in early twentieth century Russian art from Indiana University