Julie Staggs

Executive Search Consultant

Julie Staggs, EMBA, EdD, joined AGB Search in 2021. She brings extensive experience in the field of higher education spanning more than 30 years. Dr. Staggs search expertise includes CFO/VPFA, Finance/Auditing, Business Officers positions in private and (mostly) nonsecular public institutions and master’s programs Universities.  Additionally, she is an accredited executive coach and serves within the AGB Search coaching services.

Representative Executive Searches

  • Baylor University – Multiple Business Officers
  • Clemson University Foundation – Chief Financial Officer
  • The College of New Jersey – Treasurer and Vice President
  • University of Alaska System – Chief Financial Officer
  • Wayne State University – Sr. Associate Vice President, Finance and Deputy CFO

Experience and Honors

Before joining AGB Search, Dr. Staggs served in various roles in higher education including the areas of admissions, marketing, teaching, and as a Board of Trustees member. In addition to her work as an executive search consultant and as an executive coach and consultant at AGB Consulting, Dr. Staggs also served as a Higher Education SME at Korn Ferry Advisory Consulting where she has provided strategic consulting services to top universities, as well as to Fortune 500 companies and provided executive coaching to all levels and practices at Deloitte.

Dr. Staggs’ previous work at CEB (Corporate Executive Board) focused on innovation and strategic partnering in addition to teaching in the Corporate Leadership Council’s (CLC) Leadership Academies. As a Vice President at Pearson Education, she focused on partnering with higher education systems and institutions in the design, building, and delivery of distance learning to students.

Dr. Staggs served on the Board of Trustees of Converse College and chaired the Enrollment and Programs Committee. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) and is Chair of the Board of Directors of Global Health Action. Inc, an international NGO supporting community health programs in more than 90 countries.


  • B.A. degree from Converse College
  • M.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia
  • Graduate certificate in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University
  • Ed.D. in higher education management and leadership from the University of Georgia’s Institute for Higher Education
  • ACC from the International Coaching Federation