TM² Executive Search Tapped by Paul Quinn College

June 5, 2024 – 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 our shared values and vision for the future of higher education,” said Dakota Doman, managing principal of TM² Executive Search. “We are deeply committed to identifying leaders who not only align with Paul Quinn’s innovative spirit but who will also drive the college towards new horizons of success and impact.”

This executive search comes at a pivotal time for Paul Quinn College as it continues to gain national recognition for its unique model of higher education, which combines rigorous academics with real-world experiences and a strong emphasis on social justice and community service. The ideal candidates will be visionary leaders capable of guiding the institution through its next phase of growth and development, further solidifying its status as a trailblazer in the academic community.

TM² will leverage the extensive TMCF network, expertise, and deep understanding of HBCUs to ensure PQC has a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates while providing leadership assessment and transition plan services for the selected candidates. Both Paul Quinn College and TM² Executive Search are dedicated to conducting a comprehensive, inclusive search process, reflecting the college’s commitment to innovation and excellence.

The CFO plays a vital role in advancing the financial health and sustainability of Paul Quinn College, supporting its mission of academic excellence, innovation, and student success. This position requires a visionary leader with a deep understanding of higher education finance, a commitment to institutional values, and a dedication to fostering a culture of financial integrity, transparency, and fiscal responsibility.

Paul Quinn College invites well-qualified candidates to serve as the vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer. The ideal candidate will be seasoned, innovative, and a visionary leader. The role is central to the college’s mission of providing exemplary education and empowering students to become leaders who will make a significant impact in their communities and beyond.

The director of development will serve as the chief development officer for the institution and play a vital role in advancing the fundraising efforts of Paul Quinn College. This pivotal role is designed for a passionate and strategic fundraiser who is deeply committed to advancing the mission of HBCUs and has a proven track record of elevating institutions through innovative development strategies. The successful candidate will play a critical role in fostering a culture of philanthropy throughout the campus and broader community, working closely with the President, Board of Trustees, alumni, and ley stakeholders.

Founded in 1872, Paul Quinn College is located in southern Dallas. It is a private, four-year, faith-based, liberal arts-inspired Historically Black College. The college is seeking to expand its executive team with leaders who embody the institution’s ethos of creating agents of change for the global community.

Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member schools include the publicly supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Community Colleges, and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80 percent of all students attending Black colleges and universities.

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TM² Executive Search specializes in providing exemplary executive talent acquisition consultation for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), and other organizations looking to attract highly qualified, motivated, accomplished diverse candidates at all levels of the administration. The firm focuses on filling C-suite leadership positions, including presidents, chancellors and their cabinet-level direct reports, and board directorships.

Experienced Search Consultant

Dr. Doman has over 15 years of executive higher education experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Predominantly White Institutions at various Research Carnegie Classifications. He has served as an executive administrator, academician, strategist, policy analyst, governmental relations liaison, and researcher. Dr. Doman has presented over 75 presentations across the country on various higher education topics related to HBCUs, organizational leadership and change management, talent acquisition, and student success.

Dr. Doman has served as a consultant, chair, or search advocate for over 50 executive searches in higher education throughout his career. He has coordinated executive searches at all levels of administration including president, provost, CFO, CTO, and chief student success/enrollment officer. He has considerable search experience in governance and policy organizations for State Higher Education Executive Officer (SHEEO) agencies such as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board where he completed five executive searches.

In 2016, four former black college presidents launched TM² Executive Search. The firm is the brainchild of former black college presidents John Garland (former president of Central State University); Sidney Ribeau (former president of Howard University); Wayne Watson (president emeritus of Chicago State University); and Dorothy Cowser Yancy (president emerita of Johnson C. Smith University & Shaw University).

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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