About Us

AGB Search is a leader in higher education executive search and the only firm that offers full search, interim search, and compensation evaluation services. Founded by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) in 2010, we have a unique understanding of the qualifications critical for effective higher education leadership.

Most of our search consultants are former presidents or senior executives of public and private four-year institutions, state and university systems, and community colleges. This firsthand experience — which includes board, administrative, and faculty perspectives — gives AGB Search insight and depth that is distinctive within the field of higher education executive search.

Our deep expertise, coupled with our commitment to our work, results in successful outcomes for both clients and candidates.  We have completed more than 600 search assignments, more than 200 of which were Presidents or Chancellors. Fifty percent of our appointments are women or people of color, and 93 percent of our appointments stay in their positions for at least five years.

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Our deep expertise, coupled with our commitment to our work, results in successful outcomes for both clients and candidates.  We have completed more than 600 search assignments, more than 200 of which were Presidents or Chancellors.

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  • Career Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Succession Planning
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  • Colleges/Universities
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Non-Profit
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  • CEO/President
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting

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AGB Search to Recruit Widener University President

Executive search firm AGB Search Inc. has been selected by Widener University to lead the search for its 10th president. The next president will succeed Dr. James T. Harris, who has led the University for the past 13 years. Dr. Stephen C. Wilhite, Widener’s provost, is serving as interim president through 2016. Consultants Dr. Thomas B. Courtice,

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Millikin University Starts Search for President
Patrick White, Millikin’s 15th president, announced in February that he plans to retire in June 2020. The reason for announcing more than a year in advance, White said, was to give the university…

South Carolina provost poised to be next U of M president
The Board of Regents named Joan Gabel as the sole finalist to become the next president of the University of Minnesota. She’ll come to Minnesota for final interviews soon. Gabel is executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina.