Washington, D.C. – September 22, 2017 – Margaret (Peggy) Plympton, has joined AGB Search, a Washington D.C.-based higher education search firm, as an executive search consultant.
For the past two years, Dr. Plympton served as Deputy Chair of the National Endowment for Humanities, including serving as Acting Chair during her service. Prior to Dr. Plympton’s time at the National Endowment for Humanities, she was a consultant at the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer within their higher education and non-profit practice. There she supported nationwide searches for a range of positions in higher education administration. Before working at Witt/Kieffer, she served for thirteen years as the vice president for finance and administration at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, where she oversaw the university’s financial and business functions, and also supported board relations, institutional strategic planning, faculty engagement, and academic support. Dr. Plympton previously served as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Bucknell University and held administrative and finance roles at Yale University, Wellesley College, and Harvard University. She is a past president of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO) and received the EACUBO Distinguished Service Award in 2010. She is also a recipient of a Fulbright Specialist assignment and a former board member of EDUCAUSE and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).
Dr. Plympton holds a B.A. in Latin from Wellesley College, an M.B.A. from Boston University, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
AGB Search, based in Washington, D.C., is the only firm that specializes in all aspects of higher education executive search. The firm identifies and vets exceptional candidates, helping to build effective, diverse leadership teams. Founded by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges in 2010, AGB Search has an unparalleled commitment to professionalism and quality. With a dedication to service and deep roots in the industry, AGB Search discovers what makes each institution unique and presents the best candidates for each position.