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Firm selected for presidential search

October 24, 2012

Front Ruffner

A search firm has been selected and the job description finalized in the search for Longwood's next president.

AGB Search in Washington, D.C., is the firm selected by the Presidential Search Advisory Committee to assist with the search. Leading the firm's efforts for Longwood is Dr. Constantine "Deno" Curris, whose more than 40 years of experience in higher education include 26 years as president at three different universities.

"AGB is a highly respected organization with extensive contacts with universities, presidents and boards throughout the country," said Jane Maddux, head of the university search committee and a member of Longwood's Board of Visitors. "AGB Search is focused exclusively on higher education and understands the unique characteristics and skills required of a successful university president."

AGB is beginning the process of building an applicant pool from its own contacts as well as from responses to ads that will run in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Hispanic Outlook, Inside Higher Ed, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and Women in Higher Education starting Nov. 9.

Curris and the firm also are working on a timeline for the search, with the goal of having the new president begin his or her duties no later than the beginning of the fall semester, Maddux said.

The job description, information about the search firm and an overview of input gathered from stakeholder forums earlier in the search process-along with an online form to nominate candidates, make comments and ask questions-can be found on the Presidential Search website at: www.longwood.edu/president/search.htm