Claflin University retained AGB Search to assist the Presidential Search Committee and support the search process. AGB Search is the only firm that specializes in all aspects of executive search exclusively for higher education institutions. Founded by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) in 2010, they have a unique understanding of the qualifications critical for effective higher education leadership. They have assisted with more than 500 full-time executive and interim searches at 325 institutions. Like their parent organization, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), they support the full range of academic institutions, including independent and public colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, state university systems, associations, and institutionally related foundations.