Bruce T. Alton
Bruce T. Alton joined AGB Search in 2011 and serves as a consultant of counsel.
brings to the search experience over a decade in the academic presidency plus twenty-seven years of counsel to college and university presidential and provost search committees.
With service to well over 100 presidential searches to his
credit, Dr. Alton
is recognized as one of the most experienced and successful in the profession.
After twelve years as president of Rocky Mountain College, having been appointed as one of the youngest to ever assume the academic presidency, Dr. Alton joined AGB's Presidential Search Consultation Service in 1986.
In 1988, he
and two others founded Academic Search, Inc.
, growing the firm over the next 20 years.
has been invited to present on the topic of search and leadership transition at the national meetings of nearly every major American higher education association, including the American Council on Education
, the Association of American Colleges and Universities
, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities
, the League for Innovation
in the Community College, the National Council of Independent Junior Colleges, the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities, as well as the Eli Lilly Foundation and the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Active in local, regional, and national organizations, Dr. Alton
has served on educational, bank, hospital, cultural, community service, and church boards of directors.
In addition, he
has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and as a demonstration blacksmith for the National Park Service
is a devoted recumbent cyclist.