Dr. Kim Bobby has had a distinguished career in the field of higher education. She is a Principal with AGB Search, an affiliate of the Association of Governing Boards for Colleges and Universities (AGB). She also serves as the senior advisor for Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for AGB. Dr. Bobby leads the internal JDEI work across all areas of AGB to facilitate the establishment of JDEI frameworks and metrics. Her work includes working with AGB members to advance their JDEI agenda through workshops and consultation.
Before AGB, Dr. Bobby served as chief of staff for Prince George’s Community College and as Inclusive Excellence Group (IEG) director at the American Council on Education (ACE). The goals of the IEG included advancing women and people of color into senior leadership roles in higher education and, ultimately, college presidencies. Before joining ACE, Dr. Bobby was the inaugural chief diversity officer and associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Puget Sound (WA).
Dr. Bobby has written and spoken on leadership development, creating an inclusive campus climate, appreciative inquiry, and developing effective leadership programs as a pathway to achieving diverse campus leadership teams.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Bobby received her Doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle, her Master’s in Educational Administration from California State University, Sacramento, and her BA in Business Administration Management from California State University, Fresno.