Former Predominantly Black University Presidents Start an Executive Search Firm

main-featureFour former presidents of predominantly Black universities have formed a new executive search firm that will focus on filling positions at historically Black colleges and universities and other colleges and universities where Blacks make up a large percentage of the student body.

TM2 Education Search was founded by John Garland former President of Central State University; Sidney Ribeau, former President of Howard University; Wayne Watson, president emeritus of Chicago State University; and Dorothy Cowser Yancy, president emerita of both Johnson C. Smith University and Shaw University.

chris.braswellChristopher Braswell was named president of TM2 Education Search, which is based in Washington, D.C. He has 20 years of experience in search firms. He stated that “completing a successful search is only part of the job. We intend to maintain long-term relationships with leaders and schools, providing the coaching necessary for successful transitions.” Braswell is a graduate of historically Black North Carolina A&T State University.

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  1. Two of the biggest threats to HBCU’s are turnover at the President and VP for Advancement position. Great to see someone dedicating time to filling these and other positions.

  2. How interesting that a cabal of former HBCU Presidents with failed records, low-performance/productivity, and draconian type leadership styles have the Chutzpah to create such a firm is laughable. This TM^2 firm is nothing more than so-called Black elitism in which they will maintain the status-quo and not publicly fight in the best interests of HBCUs as compared to being solely concerned about siphoning off more money from HBCUs. For example, when was the last time any of these individuals publicly voiced their displeasure in the manner in which President B.H. Obama has treated HBCUs via the White House Initiative on HBCUs? You see me point!

    • Sir, I suggest you do your homework when you refer to persons who have nothing to gain by forming this search engine . Perhaps if this was done 30 years ago , we supporters of HBCU’s , would not be in the various perilous positions as we are . I do know that of the persons involved , has dedicated their past 20 years in promoting black education & raising the bar when there are no longer resumes to flower .

    • Didn’t do your research, huh? While at J.C.. Smith, Dr. Yancey led a fund-raising campaign that resulted in about 30 million doors, and when she left J.C. S., she left the university in the black and wth about 9 million dollars in unrestricted funds.

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