WASHINGTON, D.C., December 21, 2021 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, is pleased to announce the following recent appointments:

Blackburn College has selected Margaret Lawler as executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion, diversity officer and Title IX coordinator. She joins Blackburn most recently from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she served as an equal employment opportunity (EEO) investigator. Read more.

Dakota Wesleyan University has appointed Daniel R. Kittle as its 21st president. He will assume the role March 2022. He currently serves as the vice president for student life and dean of students at Wartburg College. Read more.

Maine Maritime Academy announced the appointment of Jerald S. “Jerry” Paul as the academy’s 15th president. Paul is currently president of Capital Access. Previously, Paul served as principal deputy administrator of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. and is a 1989 graduate of the academy. Read more.

Morningside University has appointed Albert Mosley as the university’s 13th president. Mosley, who currently serves as the senior vice president and chief mission integration officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, will start his presidency in June 2022. Read more.

University of Central Florida has selected Youndy C. Cook as its new vice president and general counsel. Cook joined UCF’s Office of the General Counsel in 2002 and has served as interim vice president and general counsel at UCF since December 2020. Read more.

The Rutgers University Douglass Residential College has appointed Elia Desruisseaux as its new associate dean for advancement. Desruisseaux is a senior philanthropy leader with over 25 years of advancement experience. She most recently served as vice president for development for the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group Foundation.


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