AGB Search has conducted over 350 searches for Presidents and Chancellors of colleges, universities, university systems, and related associations and foundations. Our affiliation with AGB ensures we approach searches for presidents and chancellors with a focus on their successful relationship with trustees.
The public and private colleges and universities with which we have worked are both small and large institutions, with annual budgets below $20 million and over $1.5 billion and total enrollments ranging from under 500 to more than 50,000 students.
The leaders that we have placed at these institutions have been called on to strategically respond to fluctuating enrollments, increase philanthropic efforts, re-envision the organization and administration of their institution, and balance budgets in support of their institution's educational and operational goals.
Transition Assistance for New Presidents
To facilitate the success of an institution’s most critical leader, AGB Search offers transition assistance – at no additional cost – to help prepare the appointee to assume office. In a study conducted by Deloitte’s Center for Higher Education Excellence in conjunction with Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities, institution presidents identified leadership development as one of the most important professional training opportunities needed on the job, second only to fundraising. With several of our executive search consultants having served as presidents, and our focus on best practices in shared governance, AGB Search is well positioned to provide essential transition support for up to one year.