Elizabeth City State University Selects TM2 Executive Search for Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Search

(Washington, DC, May 28, 2024) – TM2 Executive Search (TM2), a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has been retained by Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) to identify its next Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. ECSU, renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, continues to thrive as a phenomenal institution dedicated to the success of its students and faculty.

TM2 Executive Search, a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, specializes in identifying and placing exceptional leaders within HBCUs. The firm’s dedication to supporting HBCUs and its proven track record in securing transformative leadership positions make it uniquely suited to meet the needs of ECSU. TM2 Executive Search is the only executive search firm exclusively dedicated to meeting the executive talent acquisition needs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This specialization ensures a deep understanding of the unique dynamics and needs of institutions like Elizabeth City State University.

Dr. Dakota Doman, Managing Principal of TM2 Executive Search, also expressed his excitement about this collaboration. “We are honored to partner with Chancellor Dixon and the Elizabeth City State University campus community in their search for a Vice Chancellor for University Advancement,” said Dr. Doman. “Many institutions, particularly HBCUs, are seeking to identify Chief Advancement/Development Officers. However, with ECSU’s outstanding characteristics, signature programs, and dedicated alumni base, I am confident that our team will find the best person for the job. ECSU’s commitment to excellence and its vibrant community make this an exceptional opportunity.”

As ECSU embarks on this important search, the university looks forward to identifying a leader who will further advance its mission and strengthen its development efforts. The selected Vice Chancellor for University Advancement will play a crucial role in enhancing the university’s fundraising initiatives, alumni relations, and community partnerships.

The search will focus on identifying a leader who is innovative, entrepreneurial, mission-focused, and accomplished at stewarding major and annual gifts to increase the institutions revenue and endowment.

Details of the search process, including timeline and candidate criteria, can be found in the position profile. To learn more about this opportunity, visit or contact Managing Principal, Dr. Dakota Doman, at

About Elizabeth City State University: Elizabeth City State University, located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, is dedicated to providing affordable academic programs and services of exceptional quality that prepare students for leadership roles and lifelong learning. As a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System, ECSU offers diverse undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional disciplines. With a strong commitment to student success and community engagement, ECSU is a beacon of educational excellence and innovation.

About TM2 Executive Search: TM2 Executive Search is a leading executive search firm specializing exclusively in the recruitment of executives for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. As a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, TM2 is uniquely positioned to understand and address the specific needs of HBCUs.

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