WASHINGTON, DC – January 25, 2017 – TM2 Education Search Firm (TM2), a Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) subsidiary, will lead the executive search effort to find the 14th college president for Benedict College. Founded in 1870, Benedict College is a private, co-educational liberal arts institution and currently has over 2,270 students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs. For five consecutive years (2010-2015), the College ranked among one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation, by Washington Monthly, for creating social mobility among low-income students as well as offering cutting-edge scholarships and research opportunities.
“This year is proving to be a great time of growth for our search firm,” said Christopher Braswell, President of TM2. “I look forward to working with Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy and the Benedict College Search Committee to find the next leader of this exceptional HBCU; we are eager to partner and serve the Black College community together.”
Recently, TM2 partnered with Stillman College to successfully identify their new Interim President, Dr. Cynthia Warrick, who has a strong track record of serving as interim president within the black college community. Last year, the University of the District of Columbia hired TM2 to conduct their search for a Chief Academic Officer.
“There is no doubt, TM2 is filling a specific need for the entire black college community,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., TMCF President & CEO. “I hope more Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions tap into this valuable resource to find first-rate talent to lead and hold key positions at these schools.”
About TM2 Education Search
TM2 Education Search includes former Black College Presidents/Chancellors and Alumni who are passionate and committed to the welfare of the Black College Community and the development of minority leaders. We use our combined experiences in higher education and search to partner with schools to build highly effective and functioning leadership through increasing the quality of talent acquisition and developing strategic leaders.
For more information on TM2 Education Search, please visit www.tm2search.org.
About Thurgood Marshall College Fund
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), established in 1987 is named for the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American Justice. TMCF represents all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and its member-schools include the 47 publicly-supported HBCUs. With TMCF member-schools educating 80% of all students attending HBCUs, TMCF helps students with a clear intention to succeed acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. TMCF also efficiently connects high performing, world-ready students with top tier employment opportunities—access that students or employers might not have on their own. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.
TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF and its initiatives, visit: www.tmcf.org.