Louis W. Stark

Executive Search Consultant

Louis W. Stark joined AGB Search as an Executive Search Consultant in 2023. He brings to the firm a career in higher education that spans forty-five years, serving thirty of those as a Vice President for Student Affairs.

Experience and Honors

Mr. Stark served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Case Western Reserve University, 2013-2023, Vice President for Student Affairs at Coe College, 1997-2013, and Vice President for Student Life at Central College from 1993-1997.  When he left Case Western Reserve University, he was appointed Vice President for Student Affairs Emeritus. He was the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Tulane University, as well as Associate Dean of Students at Washington University in St. Louis. As a new professional, Mr. Stark served in various positions that provided a breadth of experience serving college students within residence life, Greek life, student conduct, academic advising and admission, and financial aid.  He has served as a consultant to colleges and universities evaluating their programs and has done reaccreditation work.

Mr. Stark has served in local, regional and national organizations. He has served as a past president and board member of the Iowa Student Personnel Association and has been active in NASPA.  He has served as Chair of the Delegates Committee for the University Athletic Association and was a member of the NCAA Division III Management Council. While in that role, he served on the President’s Council/Management Council Joint Legislative Steering Committee, the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, the Convention Planning Subcommittee and the NCAA/NASPA Alcohol and other Drugs Steering Committee. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia and served as a member of the City Council in Marion, Iowa.


  • B.S. degree in Psychology from Davis and Elkins College
  • M.S. degree in Education in Counselor Education with distinction from Hofstra University
  • Additional graduate work at the University of New Orleans and Drake University
  • Certificate in Management form the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane