AGB SEARCH ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 8, 2021 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, continues to successfully conduct and complete nationwide searches throughout the pandemic. AGB Search is pleased to announce the following recent appointments:

Central Connecticut State University has appointed Stacey Miller to serve as vice president for equity and inclusion. She will begin her new post on February 22 after serving as associate provost for inclusion and retention at Valparaiso University. Read More.

Cornell University has appointed Ian Owens as its executive director and tenure-track professor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Owens is currently serving as the deputy director for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Read More.

LeMoyne-Owen College has selected Vernell Bennett-Fairs as its 13th president. Bennett-Fairs has over 25 years of experience in higher education, most recently serving as vice-president of student affairs at Delta State University in Mississippi. Read More.

Linfield University has appointed Joseph Hunter to serve as its next vice president of university advancement. Currently serving as assistant vice chancellor of development at Vanderbilt University, Hunter will be responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive university advancement programs and serves as one of the five members of the President’s Leadership Team. Read More.

Morningside College has announced the appointment of Darrel Sandall as the inaugural dean of the School of Business and Continuing Studies. He has been serving as the assistant director at the Center for Innovation Management and Business Analytics (CIMBA) at the Florida Institute of Technology and is a tenured associate professor of management in the Bisk College of Business at the Institute.

Point Park University has announced the appointment of Michael Soto as its new provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. Soto was previously associate vice president for Academic Affairs: Student Academic Issues and Retention at Trinity University in San Antonio. Read More.

St. Mary’s College of California announced the appointment of Richard Plumb as its 30th president after a national search. Plumb will begin his term on July 1. Read More.

Valencia College has selected Kathleen Plinske as its fifth president. Previously, Plinske served as executive vice president, provost and campus president of the Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses at Valencia College. Read More.

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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 700 searches at institutions ranging from small, private colleges to large public institutions and research universities. www.agbsearch.com.

AGB SEARCH ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE LEADERSHIP SEARCHES

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2021 – With a new year just beginning, AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, recently launched the following executive searches:

Collegeville Institute, based in Collegeville, Minn., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new executive director. The executive director will be a seasoned leader who eagerly embraces the organization’s mission that “brings together people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to foster the world’s healing through the power of religious ideas, insight and practices.” Executive Search Consultant Loren Anderson is leading the search. Applications are due March 1; see the Position Profile for more information.

Delaware Valley University, based in Doylestown, Penn., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new vice president of finance and administration (VPFA). The VPFA will have responsibility for financial planning, management and assessment of the financial activities of the university, as well as leadership of the information technology, auxiliary services and enterprise risk management activities. Peggy Plympton, principal; and Oscar Page, executive search consultant, are leading the search. Applications are due January 31; see the Position Profile for more information.

Hanover College, based in Hanover, Ind., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new vice president for business affairs. Hanover seeks a candidate who is an experienced and successful leader with a deep understanding of the financial challenges that small colleges and universities are facing. Executive Search Consultants Frederick Moore and Melinda Leonardo are leading the search. Applications are due January 26; see the Position Profile for more information.

Lancaster Theological Seminary, based in Lancaster, Pa., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new president. The next president will be called to build upon the seminary’s long and proud tradition of educating leaders for church and society. Executive Search Consultant Loren Anderson is leading the search. Applications are due January 25; see the Position Profile for more information.

Minnesota State, based in St. Paul, Minn., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new vice chancellor for equity and inclusion. The vice chancellor reports to the chancellor and is a member of chancellor’s cabinet, and leads the equity and inclusion division while providing guidance and oversight for the Minnesota State Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan. Executive Search Consultants Kim Bobby and Carlos Hernandez are leading the search. Applications are due February 24; see the Position Profile for more information.

Mount Mercy University, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new president. The new president will possess the experience, skills and drive required to shape the future of this innovative and forward-looking institution, while exemplifying the character and ethics expected in a highly visible and trusted university and community leader. Melissa Trotta, associate managing principal, and Monica Burton, principal, are leading the search. Applications are due March 15; see the Position Profile for more information.

Owens Community College, based in Toledo, Ohio, has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new president. The college is on a quest to identify a student-centered visionary president with a distinguished track record in collaborative leadership and passion for the community college experience that will translate to effective advocacy for Owens. Roderick McDavis, managing principal; and Kim Bobby and Frederick Moore, executive search consultants, are leading the search. Materials should be submitted by February 5; see the Position Profile for more information.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, based in Pittsburgh, has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new president. The next president will be an ordained minister or a theologically trained member of a Christian denomination with an understanding of the challenges facing theological education and will have experience as a proven and collaborative senior administrative leader in theological education, higher education, or other non-profit organization. Executive Search Consultants Loren Anderson and Shannon McCambridge are leading the search. Applications are due February 1; see the Position Profile for more information.

Southern Connecticut State University, based in New Haven, Conn., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new dean of the School of Business. The new dean will have the opportunity to bring to conclusion several initiatives currently underway, including AACSB accreditation, a new building, new curricula, and enhanced fundraising initiatives. Executive Search Consultant Robert Holyer is leading the search. Applications are due January 25; see the Position Profile for more information.

Williston State College, based in Williston, N.D., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new president. In keeping with the college's values, the governing board and college seek an energetic, can-do president who will bring inspired and innovative leadership along with seasoned managerial skills. Executive Search Consultants James McCormick and Janice Fitzgerald are leading the search. Applications are due February 8; see the Position Profile for more information.

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), based in Anchorage, Alaska, invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the College of Engineering. Reporting to the provost, the dean is responsible for the effective administration of the college encompassing all academic and administrative matters within the college. Principals Monica Burton and Concetta Stewart are leading the search. Applications are due February 28; see the Position Profile for more information.

The University of Houston-Downtown, based in Houston, invites nominations and applications for the position of associate vice president for academic affairs (AVPAA). The AVPAA will lead the development of a strategic vision and plan for academic innovation that enhances UHD’s identity and commitments and aligns with institutional priorities. Peggy Plympton, principal, and Oscar Page, executive search consultant, are leading the search. Applications are due January 31; see the Position Profile for more information.

The University of Houston-Downtown, based in Houston, invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The new dean will serve as the chief academic and administrative leader for the college and reports directly to the provost. Peggy Plympton, principal, and Oscar Page, executive search consultant, are leading the search. Applications are due January 31; see the Position Profile for more information.

The University of Iowa, based in Iowa City, Iowa, invites nominations and applications for the position of president. The board seeks an individual who will build upon the university’s legacy and embrace its direction toward new chapters of exploration, discovery, creation and engagement. Roderick McDavis, managing principal; and James McCormick and Janice Fitzgerald, executive search consultants, are leading the search. Applications are due March 15; see the Position Profile for more information.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha, based in Omaha, Neb., invites nominations and applications for the position of chancellor. The chancellor serves as UNO’s chief executive officer, exercises broad delegated authority, and is responsible for all aspects of campus administration including academic affairs, student success, athletics, and business and finance. Executive Search Consultants Sally Mason and Garry Owens are leading the search. Applications are due January 29; see the Position Profile for more information.

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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 700 searches at institutions ranging from small, private colleges to large public institutions and research universities. www.agbsearch.com.

AGB SEARCH ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE LEADERSHIP SEARCHES

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2020 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, recently launched the following executive searches:

Arizona State University, based in Tempe, Ariz., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new executive vice president and “chief executive officer” for the ASU Knowledge Enterprise. Reporting to the president, the executive vice president and “chief executive officer” provides leadership and strategic direction to advance research, innovation, entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships and corporate engagement, and global and economic development at ASU. Rod McDavis, managing principal; Kimberly Templeton, principal; and Sally Mason, executive search consultant, are leading the search. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; see the Position Profile for more information.

California Institute of Integral Studies, based in San Francisco, Calif., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new president. CIIS seeks an accomplished, innovative and entrepreneurial leader who will serve as the chief executive officer of the institute, partnering with the board of trustees, faculty and staff to implement a progressive and evolving strategy, grounded in the institution’s mission and founding principles. Richard Wueste and Ronald Carter, executive search consultants, are leading the search. Applications are due by December 11; see the Position Profile for more information.

Misericordia University, based in Dallas, Pa., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new president. Misericordia seeks an innovative new president who is an experienced and successful leader in higher education and who is grounded in liberal arts education and the charisms of the Sisters of Mercy.  The successful candidate will have the privilege of leading a strongly mission-driven institution that is financially sound, that operates with budget surpluses, and that has recently seen a renovation and expansion of its facilities. Robert Holyer and Melinda Leonardo, executive search consultants, are leading the search. Applications are due by November 16; see the Position Profile for more information.

University of North Dakota, based in Grand Forks, N.D., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new provost and vice president for academic affairs. The provost reports directly to the president and is charged with the responsibilities of academic coordination and quality, fostering research and public service, and guiding all aspects of teaching and learning in support of student success. James McCormick and Janice Fitzgerald, executive search consultants, are leading the search. Applications are due by November 18; see the Position Profile for more information.

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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 700 searches at institutions ranging from small, private colleges to large public institutions and research universities. www.agbsearch.com.

AGB Institute Announces 2020 Graduating Class

 

AGB INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION
ANNOUNCES 2020 GRADUATING CLASS

Institute prepares cohort members to serve as institution presidents

Washington, D.C., September 18, 2020 – The AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education has announced the graduation of its 2020 class, with a ceremony at the conclusion of the program’s closing symposium held virtually this week. Seventeen participants successfully completed the rigorous six-month institute, especially notable in the face of COVID-19, which has had severe impacts on higher education.

AGB, AGB Search and the University at Albany (SUNY) School of Education created the institute to bolster the pipeline of qualified, diverse presidential candidates and prepare participants for the rigors of institutional leadership. The program is composed of two symposia, four monthly webinars, attendance at the AGB National Conference on Trusteeship and a shadowing experience with a sitting president. The institute features more than 30 higher education expert presenters including current and former presidents, trustees, search consultants and other sector professionals.

The graduates of the Class of 2020 (Cohort 2) are:

Dr. Simone Cummings
Dean, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
Webster University

Mr. Kenneth Daly
President
St. Thomas Aquinas College

Dr. Karen Ferguson
Provost and Vice President of Strategic Development
Colorado State University Global Campus

Dr. Jeanine Gangeness
Associate Vice President
WSU-Rochester

Dr. Junius Gonzales
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
New York Institute of Technology

Dr. Martino Harmon
Vice President for Student Life
University of Michigan

Dr. Brian Haynes
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
University of California Riverside

Dr. Walter McCollum
Campus Vice President
Miami Dade College Online

Dr. Felicia McGinty
Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration & Planning
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Dr. Anna Ponder
Vice Chancellor for Advancement
University of South Carolina Beaufort

Dr. David Rehm
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Misericordia University

Dr. Karen Riley
Dean of the Morgridge College of Education and Strategic Director of Health Initiatives
University of Denver

Dr. David Smith
Assistant Provost and Associate Professor
National Intelligence University – Bethesda, MD

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn
Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs; Director of the Center for the Study of HBCUs
Virginia Union University

Dr. Scott Thomas
Dean, College of Education & Social Services; Interim Dean, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
University of Vermont

Dr. Keith Whitfield
President
University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Dr. Jake Zhu
Dean, Palm Desert Campus
California State University San Bernardino

Research shows that the average tenure of college presidents in their current positions was six-and-a-half years in 2016, down from about seven years in 2011 and an average of eight-and-a-half years in 2006. The data suggest that a larger pool of qualified leaders is needed to meet the demands of the higher education sector. The presidency itself is also transforming, with more emphasis placed on technology, fundraising and the changing student demographic.

“It is often the case that prospective presidents arrive at their new appointment eager to serve but inexperienced at the wide range of challenges they will encounter,” Dr. Nancy Zimpher, director of the institute, said. “Our goal is nothing short of a job-ready cohort of tomorrow’s leaders, ready to lead today.”

Out of the institute’s two cohorts, five graduates have been appointed to presidencies:

  • Dr. Lynn Mahoney (Class of 2019), appointed president of San Francisco State University
  • Dr. Felecia Nave (Class of 2019), appointed president of Alcorn State University
  • Dr. James Lentini (Class of 2019), appointed president of Molloy College
  • Dr. Tim Taylor (Class of 2019), appointed president of Shawnee Community College
  • Dr. Keith Whitfield (Class of 2020), appointed president of University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mahoney praised the institute for helping to prepare her for the new role. “The opportunity to learn from national leaders in higher education and to benefit from the experience of current presidents and board members was invaluable.”

The AGB Institute for Leadership and Governance will begin its next class in June 2021 and is currently accepting applications. To learn more about the institute, visit www.leadandgovern.com.

AGB SEARCH ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP SEARCHES AND REVISED SEARCH DEADLINES

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 3, 2020 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, recently launched the following executive searches:

Arizona State University, based in Tempe, Ariz., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new executive vice president and “chief executive officer” for the ASU Knowledge Enterprise. Reporting to the president, the executive vice president and “chief executive officer” provides leadership and strategic direction to advance research, innovation, entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships and corporate engagement, and global and economic development at ASU. The search will be led by Rod McDavis, managing principal; Kimberly Templeton, principal; and Sally Mason, executive search consultant. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; see the Position Profile for more information.

Bennett College, based in Greensboro, N.C., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new director of institutional planning, assessment, effectiveness, and research (IPAER). The next IPAER of Bennett College have an opportunity to reimagine and reinvent the importance of liberal arts for young women of color who aspire to leadership in social justice, civil rights and social mobility. The search will be led by Ronald Carter and Richard Wueste, executive search consultants. Applications are due by September 18; see the Position Profile for more information.

Dunwoody College of Technology, based in Minneapolis, Minn., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new provost. This cabinet-level leadership position reports to the president and works collaboratively to shape the future direction of academic programs, instructional strategies, and student experience at the college. The search will be led by Loren Anderson and Kim Bobby, executive search consultants. Applications are due by September 14; see the Position Profile for more information.

LeMoyne-Owen College, based in Memphis, Tenn., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new president. The college seeks a transformational leader with the vision, capability, and drive to inspire the college community to higher levels of eminence by weaving the threads of the past into a tapestry for the future. The search will be led by Kim Bobby and Carlton Brown, executive search consultants. Applications are due by September 30; see the Position Profile for more information.

Saint Mary’s College of California, based in Moraga, Calif., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new president. The president will model servant leadership reflective of the charisma of the Lasallian Brothers and the Catholic intellectual tradition and be able to enthusiastically communicate both within and outside of the Saint Mary’s community. The search will be led by Monica Burton, principal, and Shannon McCambridge, executive search consultant. Applications are due by October 12; see the Position Profile for more information.

The following searches have revised application deadlines:

Des Moines University, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is now accepting applications and nominations for its new dean of the College of Health and Sciences until an appointment is made. The university seeks an engaging, entrepreneurial, and collaborative leader who is a highly effective administrator in all dimensions and will implement the vision for the College of Health Sciences. The search is being led by Richard Torgerson and Fred Moore, executive search consultants. See the Position Profile for more information.

Miami-Dade College, based in Miami, Fla., is now accepting applications and nominations for its new president until an appointment is made. MDC is seeking a president with outstanding leadership qualities, proven success leading dynamic complex organizations, and a demonstrated ability to build partnerships with key stakeholders. The search will be led by Rod McDavis, managing principal; Melissa Trotta, associate managing principal; and Carlos Hernández and Fred Moore, executive search consultants. See the Position Profile for more information.

The New York State Education Department, based in Albany, N.Y., has revised the application deadline for its new commissioner of education and president of the University of the State of New York to at least October 1. The Board seeks an individual who will bring visionary, transformative, inclusive, equitable, and decisive leadership to the position as the board's chief executive officer. The search will be led by Jim McCormick, Janice Fitzgerald, and Tom Layzell, executive search consultants. See the Position Profile for more information.

The University of Alaska Foundation, based in Anchorage, Alaska, is now accepting applications and nominations for its new president and chief development officer until an appointment is made. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to play a significant leadership role in expanding and increasing philanthropy for the university system-wide, including providing direction for the university’s first system-wide comprehensive campaign. The search will be led by Kimberly Templeton, principal, and Jim Lanier, executive search consultant. See the Position Profile for more information.

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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 700 searches at institutions ranging from small, private colleges to large public institutions and research universities. www.agbsearch.com.

AGB SEARCH ANNOUNCES NEW VIDEO SERIES: “VOICES FROM THE ACADEMY”

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 5, 2020 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, has launched “Voices from the Academy,” a new video series in which the firm talks with higher education leaders who are guiding their institutions through unprecedented change.

In describing the inspiration behind the video series, Rod McDavis, managing principal for AGB Search, said, “Higher education, like most sectors, has been presented with extraordinary challenges in 2020. But institution leaders have met these challenges head on, and many are executing initiatives that are transforming how campuses operate.”
 

The first video to be released features University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel, who has just completed her first year in office. Gabel discusses with AGB Search Executive Search Consultant Sally Mason the challenges and opportunities of completing a first-year presidency during significant world events, from the Black Lives Matter movement to ongoing management of the pandemic on campus.

“There have been real intersections in voice and advocacy as a result of those events [that] are incredibly challenging,” Gabel said during the interview. “They also create some unique opportunities. I think it’s important to think about that and how we can be better as a result.”

Gabel goes on to say, “I don’t think there has ever been a time where it’s been more obvious the role that universities play in society and how positive that role is.”

Each thirty-minute video will feature an interview between an AGB Search executive search consultant and a university or college president, provost or other leader who is taking innovative steps to guide his or her institution during times of uncertainty.

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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 700 searches at institutions ranging from small, private colleges to large public institutions and research universities. www.agbsearch.com.

AGB SEARCH NAMED A TOP 40 HIGHER EDUCATION SEARCH FIRM

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2020 – AGB Search has been named one of Hunt Scanlon’s Top 40 Higher Education Search Firms. Hunt Scanlon conducts an annual study to identify the firms that provide outstanding service in higher education executive searches.

AGB Search has conducted more than 700 successful client engagements ranging from small private colleges to large public institutions. With 45 expert search consultants, the firm carefully assesses the needs of each client institution and assists in identifying the best-fit candidate for a range of leadership roles.

“We are proud to be named one of the top higher education search firms in the country,” Rod McDavis, AGB Search managing principal, said. “As we celebrate 10 years of dedicated service to our clients, we reflect on the partnerships we’ve built, and we look forward to many more years of serving the industry.”

The study can be found in Hunt Scanlon’s Executive Search Review.
 
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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 700 searches at institutions ranging from small, private colleges to large public institutions and research universities. www.agbsearch.com.

AGB SEARCH ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP SEARCHES

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2020 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, recently launched the following executive searches:

Arizona State University, based in Tempe, Ariz., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new director for the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center. The NDRC is a partnership between ASU and Phoenix-based Banner Health that capitalizes on Banner’s internationally recognized programs in Alzheimer’s disease research and patient care and ASU’s prominence as a leading world-class research university. The search will be led by Rod McDavis, managing principal, and Kimberly Templeton, principal. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; see the Position Profile for more information.

Clarkson University, based in Potsdam, N.Y., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new director/chair of the Occupational Therapy Program. The next director/chair will strengthen and expand existing programs, with the goal of increasing and sustaining program enrollments. The search will be led by Concetta Stewart, principal, and Richard Wueste, executive search consultant. Applications are due by July 10; see the Position Profile for more information.

Cornell University, based in Ithaca, N.Y., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new executive director and tenure track professor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The new ED will build on the Lab’s record of scientific innovation and national/international engagement to address critical environmental challenges through the lens of birds. The search will be led by Monica Burton, principal, and Nancy Targett, executive search consultant. Applications are due by August 26; see the Position Profile for more information.

Point Park University, based in Pittsburgh, Pa., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new provost. The appointee will be a successful teacher, scholar and experienced academic leader committed to academic excellence whose life and work demonstrate intellectual curiosity with a commitment to the best in interdisciplinary, liberal arts education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.  The search will be led by Loren Anderson and Kim Bobby, executive search consultants. Applications are due by September 1; see the Position Profile for more information.

Ramapo College of New Jersey, based in Mahwah, N.J., has selected AGB Search to conduct the search for its new president. The president will join the college by Summer 2021 and will need to be energetic, innovative, and have a deep understanding of the transformative power of a liberal arts education, as well as the current and future contexts within which public colleges function. The search will be led by Rod McDavis, managing principal; Kimberly Templeton, principal; and Carlos Hernandez, executive search consultant. Applications are due by September 30; see the Position Profile for more information.

 

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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 700 searches at institutions ranging from small, private colleges to large public institutions and research universities.www.agbsearch.com.

AGB SEARCH NAMES DR. ALAN CRIST INTERIM DIRECTOR OF COMPENSATION EVALUATION SERVICE DIVISION

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2020 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, has announced that Executive Search Consultant Alan Crist, Ph.D., has been appointed interim director of the firm’s Compensation Evaluation Service (CES) division. As interim director of CES, Crist will provide expert guidance to higher education institutions in identifying appropriate compensation packages — based on verified industry data — for new leaders.

Crist has nearly 45 years of diverse leadership experience in higher education, with 11 years as the chief human resources officer for the University of Wisconsin System (UWS). With his work at public two-year, four-year regional, urban, and flagship institutions and university system administration, Crist has a unique perspective on public higher education and the related leadership opportunities and challenges, which makes him a valuable resource to search and screen committees, governing boards, and institutional leadership. Crist also currently serves as senior associate vice president emeritus of the University of Wisconsin System.

"With this appointment, I am delighted to expand my opportunity to assist higher education hiring authorities in the critically important tasks of recruiting and retaining outstanding leaders," Crist said. "Getting leadership compensation right is necessary to attracting and keeping strong leaders while ensuring prudent use of institutional resources."

Crist has served as an executive search consultant with AGB Search since 2015. His portfolio includes leadership searches for San Diego State University, College of DuPage, Minnesota State University System, and the University of Wisconsin System.

“Alan is an outstanding executive search consultant whose vast expertise in higher education leadership makes him a natural choice to manage our Compensation Evaluation Service division," Dr. Rod McDavis, AGB Search managing principal, said. “We look forward to the growth and expansion of our CES division, and to the continued excellence that Alan brings to our firm.”
 
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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 700 searches at institutions ranging from small, private colleges to large public institutions and research universities.  www.agbsearch.com.

AGB SEARCH ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2020 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, is pleased to announce the following appointments:

Benedictine University has appointed Kenneth F. Newbold, Jr., to serve as its next provost. Newbold most recently served as Provost and Executive Vice President at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. See the Success Story for more information.

Bennett College appointed James (Jim) Hastings as its new vice president of finance and business operations and chief financial officer on January 27, 2020. His financial management experience includes over twenty years in the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role at various institutions in the banking industry. See the Success Story for more information.

California School of Western Law has appointed Sean Megan Scott to serve as its next president and dean, effective August 1, 2020. Scott currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the California Women’s Law Center. See the Success Story for more information.

Hanover College has selected Carey Adams as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Adams was most recently the vice president for academic affairs at Fontbonne University in St. Louis. See the Success Story for more information.

Harris-Stowe State University has selected St. Louis native, Corey S. Bradford, Sr. as HSSU’s 20th president, effective May 4. Bradford has worked in higher education for more than 26 years and currently serves as Senior Vice President for Business Affairs at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). See the Success Story for more information.

Illinois Board of Higher Education has named veteran education administrator, Ginger Ostro, as its new executive director. Ostro brings deep experience in Illinois education to the role, most recently serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Financial Operations at Chicago State University. See the Success Story for more information.

Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Andrew W. Bowne as the college's new president. Bowne currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Ivy Tech Community College. See the Success Story for more information.

Johnson C. Smith University announced the appointment of Vijaya L. Gompa as dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. She currently serves as professor of Mathematics, and will begin her tenure on June 1. See the Success Story for more information.

Johnson C. Smith University announced the appointment of Davida Loren Haywood as vice president for student affairs. Haywood has nearly 22 years of administrative experience in the areas of admissions and recruitment, enrollment management, student activities, multicultural affairs, and student affairs. See the Success Story for more information.

Johnson C. Smith University has appointed Rochelle D. King as the university’s new financial aid director. Most recently King served at Livingston College as Assistant Director of Financial Aid and prior to that at Shaw University as Financial Aid Director. See the Success Story for more information.

Johnson C. Smith University has appointed Karen D. Morgan as the new senior vice president for academic affairs. Morgan is currently serving as the Interim Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Experience at New Jersey City University. See our Success Story for more information.

Johnson C. Smith University has appointed Rhonda Moses as the new associate vice president for enrollment management. Moses is presently the Dean of Enrollment Management at Huston-Tillson University, a role she has held since August 2015.

Loyola University Chicago has announced the appointment of Emily Barman as its dean of the Graduate School and vice provost of graduate education. Barman comes to Loyola from Boston University, where she has served as its Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Sociology since 2017. See the Success Story for more information.

Manhattanville College has selected Sarah E. Kelly, a highly accomplished advancement leader, as its next vice president of institutional advancement. Kelly has a proven track record of developing creative fundraising strategies during her successful previous tenures as Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Wheeling Jesuit University and U.S. Advancement Officer and Director of Development, National University of Ireland, Galway. 

Millikin University has announced the appointment of James M. Reynolds as its 16th president, effective July 1, 2020. Reynolds currently serves as President of Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, a position he's held since 2012. See the Success Story for more information.

Montana State University has selected Yves Idzerda as its next dean of the College of Letters and Science. Idzerda currently serves as head of the Department of Physics and professor of physics at MSU. See the Success Story for more information.

Montana Technological University has selected Steve Gammon as its next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Gammon currently serves as Dean of the College of Letters, Sciences, and Professional Studies at Montana Tech, a position he has held since 2018. See the Success Story for more information.

Morningside College has selected Kelly Chaney as their new dean of the Sharon Walker School of Education. Chaney most recently served as the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies at Marian University, having previously served Marian as the Dean of the School of Education.

Mount Aloysius College has appointed John N. McKeegan, J.D. to serve as the College’s 15th president. McKeegan is Vice President for Institutional Advancement and General Counsel at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and has held leadership positions there since 2010. See the Success Story for more information.

Mount Mercy University’s Board of Trustees has appointed Robert (Bob) Beatty to serve as its 10th president, effective July 1, 2020. Beatty has served as the dean of the Soules College of Business and F.M. and Fannie Burke Professor at the University of Texas at Tyler. See the Success Story for more information.

Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, has named Elizabeth Paul as its 10th president. She was welcomed to the Nazareth community by the outgoing president Daan Braveman. See the Success Story for more information.

Ohio Northern University has selected Jason Broge as the next vice president of financial affairs. Broge is currently the Vice President of Business Services and the CFO at Kirtland Community College in Grayling, Michigan, a position he has held since 2010. 

Radford University has named Matthew Smith as permanent dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences effective February 25, 2020. Dean Smith has served as interim Dean since 2018. See the Success Story for more information.

Rider University has named Eugene Kutcher as dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences. Kutcher began his appointment on April 1, 2020 after serving as interim dean since September 2019. See the Success Story for more information.

Southern Connecticut State University has appointed Diane Ariza as the new vice president for diversity, equity & inclusion. Ariza brings more than two decades’ experience of administrative leadership in social justice and a background of teaching and research in ethnic studies. See the Success Story for more information.

Southern Connecticut State University has appointed Bruce Kalk as the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Kalk joined the faculty at Southern in 1992 as Assistant Professor of History. See the Success Story for more information.

Southern Connecticut State University has appointed Trudy Milburn as its new associate vice president for academic affairs. Milburn currently serves as assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Science and as Director of Academic Programs at Purchase College, State University of New York. See the Success Story for more information.

University of South Carolina has appointed William F. “Bill” Tate IV as the new executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. Tate is currently Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Washington University in St. Louis. See the Success Story for more information.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has appointed Lana Poole as its new chief marketing and enrollment officer. She will lead the offices of University Communications and Marketing (UCM), Admissions, Recruitment, Financial Aid and Scholarships. See the Success Story for more information.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has appointed Pratima Gandhi as its new chief financial officer. Gandhi is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Bradley University.


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