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Most higher education institutions, at some point, find themselves in need of a seasoned leader who can step in temporarily to maintain continuity during a full search. Below, Joseph Johnston, Ph.D., head of AGB Search’s Interim Search Practice, provides insights about the process and benefits of appointing an interim leader.

When should an institution hire an interim leader?

In most instances, an...

If you have worked most of your career in academia, it is likely you have served on or chaired a search committee for a senior administrative hire and are familiar with the intense process of searching for the right leader.  You have spent valuable time in listening sessions expressing your ideas and concerns for the future of the institution, sifted through numerous applications and evaluated...

When a college or university embarks on the critical task of hiring a new president, a strategically developed candidate pool can better position its search committee to find the most effective leader. A committee should consider a range of candidate recruitment methods, with the aim of identifying the individual that can best serve the unique needs of the organization. Following are four...

According to the American Council on Education’s American College President Study, the frequency of presidential turnover is increasing, with more than half of presidents or chancellors intending to leave their positions within five years. These figures point to an urgent need for higher education institutions to prepare effectively and efficiently for the departure of their top executive –...