Kilcoyne brings extensive presidential search experience to the firm

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2023 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, has announced the appointment of Matthew Kilcoyne as the firm’s newest principal. Kilcoyne brings extensive higher education executive search experience to the firm, having served as consultant, speaker and panelist in the field for over 20 years.

Kilcoyne’s executive search experience has been oriented to president, vice president and dean searches for private and public institutions. He focuses on all aspects of the search process, including search committee and board of trustees relations, institutional assessment, candidate recruitment and due diligence and transition assistance.

“AGB Search’s unwavering commitment to identifying highly qualified, missionally-aligned candidates was one of the many reasons I was drawn to the firm,” said Kilcoyne. “AGB Search takes seriously its responsibility to support colleges and universities in the identification, hiring and retention of the individuals best-suited to ensure those institutions’ long-term success. I look forward to being a part of a collaborative, experienced and knowledgeable team that prioritizes that success for their clients.”

An alumnus of Georgetown University, Kilcoyne has served as a speaker and panelist for a number of conferences and workshops, including the American Council of Education’s Fellows program and Advancing to the Presidency workshop, the American Association of State College & Universities’ Communications Conference for Senior Professionals and the Association of Catholic College & Universities’ Aspiring Presidents workshop. He is a member of the board of directors for Theater Delta, which uses interactive theater to foster dialogue and implement palpable change in the education, medical and nonprofit communities.

“Matt is without a doubt an exceptional executive search professional with a valuable perspective on higher education,” said Rod McDavis, managing principal of AGB Search. “We are delighted to welcome him to the firm and look forward to the expertise and collaboration he will bring to finding the right leaders for our clients.”


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 1,000 searches at institutions ranging from small, private colleges to large public institutions and research universities.