Search Firm Profile

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AGB Search provides high-level search and consultation services to institutions and foundations. These services go well above traditional search practice. In addition to search, AGB Search advocates for and assists in the implementation of strong transition planning with the ultimate goal of strengthening institutional and foundation governance in the United States.

Founded by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) in 2010, AGB Search is focused exclusively on higher education. We conduct searches for college and university presidents, chancellors, system heads, CEOs of coordinating boards and institutionally related foundations, provosts, vice presidents, and deans. Our clientele includes independent and public universities of all sizes, community colleges, and state university systems.

AGB Search represents a resumption of search work conducted by AGB in the 1980s and 1990s and builds upon a strong record of consulting with hundreds of higher education boards on a range of issues of deep concern to trustees and administrators alike.

Each member of the AGB Search cadre of consultants is a seasoned former administrator. Their combined years of relevant experience are countless and they have made significant contributions to the field of higher education. Many of our consultants have published on the subjects of search, transition, board and institutional governance and oversight, and academic quality.

Our consultants focus on listening, learning, and acting, and our approach combines thorough research with a respect for efficiency, professionalism, and due diligence. In collaboration with presidents, boards, search committees, and communities, our consultants develop work plans combining the client’s own knowledge of the institution or foundation with the firm’s expertise in executive search. The result is a comprehensive, customized search process.

We value strong leadership; a commitment to assisting schools, foundations, and systems improve the quality of higher education; collegial and collaborative relationships; inclusive and diverse candidate pools; and respect for all voices in the search process. At AGB Search, we take great pride in serving institutions that strive to make a difference in the world.


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