Navigating Leadership Transitions: Sustaining Strategic Momentum

Upcoming Webinar
October 10, 2:00–3:00 PM ET

The volatility of the higher education environment has given rise to a noteworthy surge in presidential transitions, particularly among private colleges and universities. First-time presidents and experienced presidents entering new institutions must confront shorter strategic decision-making cycles and navigate challenges that underscore the need for impact leadership and strong board-president relations.

This webinar will explore the strategic dimensions of leadership transitions, including:

  • Strategic planning challenges and opportunities during presidential transitions
  • The board’s role in determining continuity of existing strategic plans amid leadership changes
  • Approaches to continuity across presidencies

Hear from AGB experts and institutional leaders to learn how they have navigated leadership transitions.


Natalie Boehm, director of leadership development, AGB Consulting


Robért LeBlanc, chair, Board of Trustees, Loyola University New Orleans
Xavier Cole, Ph.D., president, Loyola University New Orleans 2023 – present
Rev. Justin Daffron, S.J., interim president 2022-23, interim provost and senior vice president of Strategy, Loyola University New Orleans, 2023-present
Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M., executive search consultant, AGB Search; co-author of the recent cover article in Trusteeship (July-August 2023), “Effective Transition Planning: The Foundation for Presidential Success.”
Terry MacTaggart, Ph.D., senior consultant and senior fellow, AGB Consulting; former chancellor, Minnesota State University and University of Maine system; author of Assessing and Developing College and University Presidents: An Enterprise Leadership Approach (2020)
Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., president emeritus, Valparaiso University; trustee, Elizabethtown College; senior consultant, AGB Consulting

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