New consultants bring a diverse wealth of experience to higher education searches

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 14, 2023 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, continues to grow its roster of executive search consultants. During its 2022-2023 fiscal year, the firm has brought on nearly a dozen experts in higher education leadership to support institutions in recruiting candidates for academic leadership and executive office roles.

“We are busier than ever in supporting and guiding universities and colleges as they find new leadership, and we’re ready to welcome our newest consultants aboard,” said AGB Search Managing Principal Rod McDavis.

The consultants’ range of experience varies from financial and managerial consulting to higher education policy, to academic affairs and interim leadership. Those who come from academic executive offices including former presidents, advancement directors and vice presidents of academic and student affairs respectively.

“Expanding our roster is an important step in diversifying our expertise and offerings to our clients,” said McDavis. “Our consultants play a huge role in building our reputation as the search firm of choice for higher education thanks to their invaluable knowledge during the search process.”

AGB Search is pleased to welcome the following consultants to the firm:

David Beacham
Sarah Dirksen
George W. Hynd, Ed.D.
Tamara Jhashi, Ph.D.
Pamela Krepchin
Howard Lipman
Franklin A. Newton, Ed.D.
Dawn Overstreet, Ph.D.
Louis W. Stark
Phoebe Stevenson, Ed.D.

AGB Search executive search consultants have access to pools of top candidates and expertly help clients navigate the search process. They frequently come to consulting roles directly from positions in higher education leadership, providing timely and knowledgeable guidance to public and private institutions.


About AGB Search
AGB Search, based in Washington, D.C., specializes in providing tailored services, including permanent search, interim search, and compensation evaluation, to higher education institutions. Founded by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) in 2010, the firm has a unique understanding of the qualifications critical for effective higher education leadership. The firm has conducted more than 1,200 searches at institutions ranging from small, private colleges to large public institutions and research universities.