WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2022 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, is pleased to announce the following recent appointments:

Augsburg University has named Paula O’Loughlin as its provost and senior vice president. O’Loughlin has served as provost and dean of faculty at Coe College since 2016. Read more.

Bethel University announces the appointment of Paul McGinnis as its next vice president of marketing and enrollment. McGinnis has more than 25 years of leadership in finance, higher education and technology. Read more.

Bethel University also announces the appointment of Miranda Powers as its inaugural vice president of student experience. Powers has provided service and support to Bethel in other leadership roles over nearly 20 years. Read more.

Calvin University has appointed Wiebe Boer as its 11th president. Previously, Boer has served as the inaugural CEO of Shell-All On, a $200 million Nigerian off-grid energy impact investing and market accelerator company. Read more.

Central College has announced the appointment of Karen Tumlinson as its vice president for finance and administration. Tumlinson is currently the division director of finance and operations for the University of North Texas. Read more.

Grand View University has appointed Rachelle Keck as its 14th president. An Iowa native, Keck currently serves as president of Briar Cliff University. Read more.

Rockhurst University has appointed Sandra Cassady as its 15th president. Cassady will make history as the first female and first lay president of this Catholic and Jesuit university. Read more.

Saint Anselm College has announced the appointment of Sheila Liotta as the next vice president of academic affairs. Liotta has served as founding dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Providence College since 2009. Read more.

Sam Houston State University has appointed Emily A. Roper as the dean of the College of Health Sciences. Roper has served as interim dean of the college since August 2021. Read more.

The University of The Bahamas has announced the appointment of Erik Rolland as its next president. Rolland has served in a variety of leadership roles at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is their current dean of the College of Business Administration. Read more.

Wells College has announced the appointment of Susan Henking as vice president of academic and student affairs. Henking has served for over 25 years in the Department of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Read more.

Western Colorado University has announced the appointment of William “Brad” Baca as their 14th president. Baca is currently the executive vice president and COO of the university. Read more.


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