Kimberly S. Templeton


Kimberly S. Templeton, J.D. joined AGB Search in 2018 and brings to the firm 25 years of experience as an executive search professional in the higher education, nonprofit, and legal sectors; she is an advancement leader and corporate attorney. Ms. Templeton has partnered with private and public institutions, including liberal arts colleges, leading public research universities, private universities, and faith-based institutions to identify institutional and senior leaders, including presidents/chancellors and cabinet-level positions. She has served clients such American University, Arizona State University, Dominican College, Gettysburg College, Missouri Western State University, Rider University, Seton Hall University, Stony Brook University, University of Arizona, University of California, Riverside, University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, University of Washington, and Yeshiva University, among others. Ms. Templeton is recognized for her ability to recruit high caliber candidates, superior search execution, client partnerships, and aptitude to identify and communicate a client institution’s unique culture, opportunities and challenges in a compelling manner.

Ms. Templeton’s recent searches include:

  • Missouri Western State University – President
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ) – Chancellor, Prescott Campus
  • University of Nebraska – President (ongoing)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville – Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
  • Dominican College (NY) – Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Barry University (FL) – Vice President for Institutional Advancement (ongoing)
  • University of Central Florida Foundation – Chief Financial Officer (ongoing)
  • Arizona State University – Vice Dean for Research and Innovation, Fulton Schools of Engineering (ongoing)

Prior to joining AGB Search, Ms. Templeton served as Vice President and Practice Director for Higher Talent, Inc., a boutique advancement executive search firm serving mission-oriented institutions, and as Director of Business and Candidate Development for Garrison & Sisson, a prominent attorney search and consulting firm.

Previously, Ms. Templeton spent nine years as an advancement leader in her role as Director of External Affairs for the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. A key member of the senior management team, she provided leadership and direction for the institution’s development, marketing and communications, and government relations programs, including a $66 million capital campaign.

Ms. Templeton began her career as an attorney with Cahill Gordon & Reindel, a prominent New York based international law firm, where her practice included corporate transactions and counseling, commercial litigation, and entertainment law.

Ms. Templeton received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College (Phi Beta Kappa). She holds professional certification as a lobbyist from the Association of Government Relations Professionals.

An advocate for individuals with Down syndrome, Ms. Templeton has served on the boards of nonprofit disability organizations and is a frequent speaker on inclusive education, including at the White House in 2015.