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

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 beacon for over 140 years. This collaboration underscores ABC’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards in leadership to guide the institution into a new era of innovation and growth.

TM2 Executive Search is the only executive search firm exclusively dedicated to meeting the executive talent acquisition needs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This specialization ensures a deep understanding of the unique dynamics and needs of institutions like Arkansas Baptist College.

Richard Mays Sr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Arkansas Baptist College, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to have TM2 Executive Search on board as we seek a transformative leader for Arkansas Baptist College. Their expertise and focused approach give us confidence that we will attract a visionary individual who will lead our institution with integrity and innovation. I am optimistic about the future of ABC as we approach this significant milestone in our history. We considered many executive search firms, but none had a central focus on HBCUs such as TM2 Executive Search. They have a track record of excellence in the HBCU space, and we are proud to partner with TM2.”

Dr. Dakota Doman, Managing Principal at TM2 Executive Search, who will manage the search process, shared his perspective on the opportunity at Arkansas Baptist College. ” We are thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Arkansas Baptist College in their search for a president. At TM2 Executive Search, we are committed to identifying visionary leaders who will guide institutions like Arkansas Baptist College toward a future of continued growth, excellence, and impact.”

The search will focus on identifying an innovative, entrepreneurial, student-centered, mission-focused, and academically accomplished leader. These qualities are essential as the College continues to serve its community and enhance its educational offerings in a rapidly evolving landscape.

Details of the search process, including timeline and candidate criteria, can be found in the position profile. To learn more about this opportunity, visit or contact Managing Principal, Dr. Dakota Doman, at

About Arkansas Baptist College: Founded in 1884, Arkansas Baptist College is the only Historically Black College affiliated with the Baptist church west of the Mississippi River. It has been a pillar of the Little Rock community for over 140 years, committed to the education and empowerment of students through a curriculum enriched with values of faith, integrity, and perseverance.

About TM2 Executive Search:
TM2 Executive Search specializes in providing exemplary executive talent acquisition consultation for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), and other organizations looking to attract highly qualified, motivated, accomplished diverse candidates at all levels of the administration. TM2 Executive Search is committed to supporting the Black College Community and developing the future of HBCU leadership. We use our combined experiences in higher education and executive search to partner with institutions to build highly effective and functioning leadership through increasing the quality of talent acquisition and developing strategic leaders. TM2 Executive Search serves as The Official Educational Talent Search subsidiary of Thurgood Marshall College Fund. For more information about TM2 Executive Search, visit

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