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Keight Tucker Kennedy

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A member of IM since 2014, Keight brings diverse experience in non-profit and higher education organizations to her practice. She has worked on more than a dozen presidential searches, including Hamilton College, Duke University, Johnson C. Smith University, Elizabeth City State University, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Mount Holyoke College. Additionally, she has played a key role on several student affairs and diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership searches at The Ohio State University, Harvard University, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, MIT, and Cornell.

As a search consultant, Keight has worked with historically black colleges and universities, women's colleges, and K-12 education and advocacy organizations. Repeat work with top-tier research universities proves her skill in identifying an organization's core challenges and finding the candidate whose skills can help solve them. Her clients also appreciate her ability to view searches through the lens of strategic change, a skill she learned managing strategy and organization development projects for federal agencies. 

Keight is passionate about supporting mission-driven organizations through her work as a search consultant and knows the importance of strong leadership in strengthening civil society. Additionally, Keight is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated which provides opportunities to give back to her community in meaningful ways. Keight also serves as the board president of the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County and recently was appointed by Governor Wes Moore to the State of Maryland’s Interagency Council for Infants and Toddlers.

Keight holds a BA from Emory University, an MA from Indiana University, and an EdD from the George Washington University.