Keeping Up with AGB Search

Welcome to In Brief. We'll keep you up to date on AGB Search news and share our recent articles on higher education hiring trends.

Rod McDavis
Managing Principal
In this edition of AGB Search's "Voices from the Academy," Chancellor Emeritus of SUNY Dr. Nancy Zimpher chats with University of Nevada-Las Vegas President Dr. Keith Whitfield. As Director of the AGB Institute for Leadership and Governance, Dr. Zimpher worked closely with Dr. Whitfield during his time as a cohort member in 2020; a familiar discussion to them both, Drs. Zimpher and Whitfield examine the importance of fit assessment when considering a new position, whether in-house or with a new institution, and the need to plan and strategize around the pandemic in a holistic fashion.

The AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education brings together top education leaders to share their insider knowledge and skills with those aspiring to a higher education presidency. AGB Search is pleased to announce applications for candidates for the Class of 2021 will be accepted through February 26th. You won't want to miss this highly informative and interactive program.
An Introduction to Miguel Cardona
Dr. Miguel Cardona was nominated by President Joe Biden as Secretary of Education. Cardona's nomination is being heralded as a positive choice by a President focused on expertise and diversity.
AGB invites you to join us April 12–14 for the 2021 National Conference on Trusteeship. The compounding effect of the global pandemic, long-anticipated generational shifts, and extraordinary social justice unrest has sparked a galvanizing moment for higher education. Strategic governing boards and institutional executives must shape transformative change.
Join fellow trustees for three dynamic half-days of sessions where you’ll investigate critical issues of our times in the context of board governance and institutional leadership.
Recently Completed Searches

After partnering with AGB Search, these institutions have appointed their new leaders:
Dr. Vernell A. Bennett-Fairs was named President of LeMoyne-Owen College.
Dr. Michael Soto was appointed Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs for Point Park University.
Dr. Kathleen Plinske was selected as the new President of Valencia College.
Mr. Joseph Hunter was named Vice President for University Advancement for Linfield University.

Active Searches To Move To New Alert

AGB Search is proud to partner with universities, colleges, and other higher education institutions in the search for new leadership. In March, AGB Search will launch a new monthly digest titled "AGB Search Opportunity Calls" highlighting the firm's open searches.

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AGB has an array of leadership searches underway with the following institutions and many more. If you are interested in a position or would like to nominate a candidate, contact us at info@agbsearch.com.
Minnesota State invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion.
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking candidates for its next Dean for the College of Engineering.
The Collegeville Institute, located on the grounds of Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, MN, is seeking candidates for its next Executive Director.
The Board of Trustees of Mount Mercy University invites nominations and applications for the position of president.
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, invites applications for the position of president of the University of Iowa (UI).
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