WASHINGTON, D.C., November 22, 2022 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, is pleased to announce the following recent appointments:

Gonzaga University has appointed Ray Kliewer as the new vice president and chief human resources officer. Kliewer previously served as senior director of human resources for the School of Medicine at Indiana University. Read more.

Princeton Theological Seminary has named Jonathan Lee Walton as its eighth president. Walton comes to Princeton Seminary from Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity, where he has served as dean since 2019. Read more.

Regis University announced the appointment of Senthil Kumar as its next vice president for strategic enrollment management. Kumar was most recently vice president for strategic enrollment management at Saint Leo University. Read more.

San Francisco State University has appointed Holly Fincke as its senior director of development for the College of Science and Engineering. Fincke previously served as director of development for the College of Science and the College of Education and Allied Studies at California State University East Bay.

Spring Hill College has selected Mary H. Van Brunt as its 39th president. Van Brunt has the distinction of being the first female president in the college’s history. Read more.

The University of North Dakota has appointed Randi Tanglen as its next vice provost of faculty affairs. Tanglen currently serves as the executive director of Humanities Montana. Read more.

Wayne State University announced the appointment of Bethany Gielczyk as its next senior associate vice president for finance and chief financial officer. Gielczyk most recently served as the deputy state budget director and brings over 20 years of experience in budgeting and financial management on behalf of the state of Michigan.

Yale University has selected Ruth Philo as its new executive director of internal audit. Philo previously served as the chief audit executive of Audit and Advisory Services for Rutgers University.


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