About Us

TM² Executive Search is a premier executive search firm specializing in identifying and recruiting exceptional leaders for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), and Historically Black Community Colleges (HBCCs). As a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), TM2 Executive Search is uniquely positioned to understand and meet the distinct needs of HBCUs, leveraging extensive experience and a deep commitment to advancing the missions of these vital institutions.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to support HBCUs in their quest for excellence by connecting them with visionary leaders who are not only highly qualified but also aligned with the values and goals of the institutions they serve. We aim to foster leadership that drives academic success, institutional growth, and positive community impact.

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Our Impact:

TM² Executive Search has successfully partnered with numerous HBCUs, helping them secure transformative leaders who drive progress and uphold the institutions’ rich legacies. Our client institutions consistently report high satisfaction with our services, noting the positive impact of our leadership placements on their strategic goals and community engagement.

Leadership:

Our team is led by experienced professionals who are passionate about HBCUs and committed to excellence in executive search. Dakota Doman, Managing Principal, brings a wealth of expertise and a profound dedication to fostering leadership within the HBCU community.

Solutions And Expertise

Our Services:

TM² Executive Search offers comprehensive executive search services tailored to the unique environment of HBCUs. Our services include:

  • Executive Talent Acquisition: Leveraging a vast network and innovative recruitment strategies to find the best candidates.
  • Leadership Assessment: Thoroughly evaluating candidates’ skills, experiences, and cultural fit to ensure they meet the specific needs of each institution.
  • Onboarding and Succession Planning: Providing support to ensure smooth transitions and long-term success in leadership roles.

Why TM² Executive Search?

  1. Exclusive Focus on HBCUs: TM² Executive Search is the only executive search firm dedicated solely to HBCUs, giving us unparalleled insight into the unique challenges and opportunities within these institutions.
  2. Proven Track Record: Our searches result in stable leadership, with placements typically exceeding the national average tenure for HBCU presidents.
  3. Cost-Effective Solutions: We offer competitive pricing models tailored to the budget constraints of our partner institutions, ensuring high-quality service without compromising affordability.
  4. Deep Commitment: As part of TMCF, we are deeply committed to the success and sustainability of HBCUs. Our vested interest drives us to deliver exceptional results for our member institutions.
  5. 5. Efficiency and Quality: Our streamlined search processes ensure efficient timelines without sacrificing the thoroughness and quality of our candidate evaluations.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Culture Shaping
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Associations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Cultural Arts
  • Education
  • Faith Based
  • Foundations
  • Higher Education
  • K-12
  • Non-Profit
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Government
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital

News Briefings

TM² Executive Search Fills Senior Position for Benedict College

TM² Executive Search (TM²), a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), has recruited Yohannis A. Job as the vice president of enrollment management at Benedict College in Columbia, SC. After an extensive national search, Mr. Job stood out as the strongest candidate with an impressive background in advancing enrollment growth. “Mr. Job brings

TM² Executive Search Tapped by Paul Quinn College

TM² Executive Search (TM²), a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), has been retained by Paul Quinn College (PQC) to conduct a national executive search for three roles to serve as the chief financial officer, vice president of academic affairs/chief academic officer, and director of development. “Our partnership with Paul Quinn College is a testament to

Press Releases

TM2 Executive Search selected by Paul Quinn College to conduct three national searches for critical executive leadership positions.

(Washington, DC, April 12, 2024) – TM2 Executive Search (TM2), a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), is proud to partner with Paul Quinn College (PQC) to launch a national executive search for three roles to serve as the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Director of Development. Founded in

TM2 Executive Search Selected by Arkansas Baptist College to Find Next President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TM2 Executive Search Selected by Arkansas Baptist College to Find Next President (Washington, DC, May 20, 2024) – TM2 Executive Search (TM2), a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has been retained by Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) to identify its 17th president. ABC has been an academic and spiritual education

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

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Unleashing Wisdom and Passion: A conversation with Dr. Dakota Doman Higher Education CEO
Update from THECB with Ray Martinez & Dakota Doman - TCCTA FLC 2021
Update from THECB with Ray Martinez & Dakota Doman - TCCTA FLC 2021