About Us

Why Choose AGB Search?

A Focus on Higher Education

AGB Search focuses exclusively on higher education, conducting searches for permanent and interim presidents/chancellors, provosts, vice presidents, and deans. Our clients include colleges, universities, systems, and institutionally related foundations across the country. We understand that leadership in higher education is unlike leadership in other industries and are prepared to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Searches Tailored to Your Institution’s Current and Future Needs

Our consultants assist with both permanent and interim search placements. Learn more about AGB Search and AGB Interim Search services.

Personal Attention from Experienced Professionals

Our clients receive personalized attention from our expert consultants, who work directly with them throughout each search process. Learn more about AGB Search’s experienced consultants.

A Focus on Effective Governance

As an affiliate of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), AGB Search draws on more than 90 years’ commitment to institutional governance and collaborative leadership. AGB’s workshops and consulting engagements serve more than 35,000 board members, presidents, and other executive leaders every year. View resources specific to academic search here, and visit agb.org for writing, research, and advocacy on institutional governance in higher education.

A Strong Commitment to Diversity

At AGB Search we value diversity and inclusion in every form and at all levels of an organization and throughout our society. In each search, we commit to the recruitment of an inclusive pool of candidates who believe that a culture of equal opportunity and inclusiveness is critical to institutional success. AGB Search further pursues its commitment to diversity through the Minority-Serving Institutions Initiative, which provides MSIs with expert support for executive and senior-level searches.

Searches We Conduct

Campus, System & Coordinating Board CEOs
Institutionally related Foundation CEOs
Vice Presidents
Other Senior Administrators
Interim Placements

Our Values

At AGB Search we value strong leadership, a commitment to assisting schools 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.