WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2022 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, is pleased to announce the following recent appointments:

Columbus State University has appointed Wanda Ebright as the new dean of the College of the Arts. Ebright is currently serving as associate dean and director of graduate studies at Winthrop University, South Carolina. Read more.

Eastern Kentucky University has selected Mercy Cannon as their next dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. Cannon is currently chair of the Department of Languages and Literature at Austin Peay State University (APSU). Read more.

Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisc., has selected Daisy Halvorson as the next vice president for finance and administration. Halvorson was most recently the vice president for finance and administration at Presentation College in Aberdeen, S.D.

Texas Woman’s University has appointed Mary Sauceda as the new associate vice president for enrollment management. Sauceda will join Texas Woman’s in February 2022 from Metropolitan State University. Read more.

The University of Minnesota has selected Quinn Gaalswyk as its new chief auditor. Gaalswyk has supported a broad range of responsibilities at the University of Minnesota’s Office of Internal Audit for the last 14 years. Read more.

The University of Montana has appointed Pardis Mahdavi as its next provost and executive vice president. Mahdavi currently serves as dean of social sciences at Arizona State University and will assume her new role in summer 2022. Read more.


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