Who We Are

We are 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.

About Us

Our Beginnings

TM2 Education Search is the brainchild of former Black College Presidents/Chancellors and Alumni who have now dedicated themselves to building the capacity of our Black College Community by helping to identify and build the next generation of leaders.

The Mission

To identify, match and support the unique leadership needs of the Black College Community

The Vision

To build sustainable institutions by identifying and supporting creative and competent leadership

What We Do

We collaborate with leaders to plan and implement talent management strategies that aim to deliver results and exceed expectations. We provide retained search and leadership development services designed to help build and develop sustainable leadership and boards.

Executive Search

Our real-world higher education experience and relationships give us a unique perspective in understanding the challenges and significance of the search committees and campus constituencies.

Leadership Development and Coaching

We deliver objective, candid feedback and recommendations on an individual’s leadership capabilities. We design leadership development programs that are customized to your unique institutional needs.

"To identify, recruit, and secure the best candidate is only the beginning. We engage new leaders in our executive coaching program for six to twelve months to establish a solid foundation of transition and success." - Christopher Braswell

Points Of Difference

Our success is not defined in a roster of completed searches, but rather by the quality and development of the leaders and the stability and viability of our Black College Community. Vastly different than the majority of the search industry, whose primary goal is to provide only search services, TM2 Education Search was founded by a non-profit. Our foundation and experience make us passionate and committed to the welfare of the schools and development of leaders.

  • Unique service that integrates Search, Leadership Coaching, and Gallup Assessments
  • Reputation of TMCF and its three decades of history within the Black College Community
  • Diverse search experience to broaden the scope of candidate possibilities
  • Team of well regarded and highly successful former HBCU Presidents/Chancellors with more than 100 years of combined higher education experience

Search Methodology

We initiate a customized and comprehensive search process for the specific requirements and needs of the institution. The knowledge and expertise of our principal consultants will provide a strong foundation in engaging and guiding the search committee to produce a successful result. A summary overview of the standard process is listed below. A more detailed description of the vital steps is provided at the time of the engagement.






Profile Development








Due Diligence & Assessment


Offer Stage


Onboarding & Coaching

Our Engagements

University of the District of Columbia

Chief Academic Officer

PStillman College

Interim President

Benedict College

President Search

Bennett College

Presidential Search Profile Under Development

Virginia Union University

President Due Diligence and Coaching

Meet The Team

Management Team



E: chris.braswell@tm2search.org
P: 1.202.747.7186
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Strategic Consultant

E: robyn.hamilton@tm2search.org
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John W.

Executive Chairman

E: john.garland@tm2search.org
P: 1.202.507.4856
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Dr. Sidney A.

E: sidney.ribeau@tm2search.org
P: 202-652-2984
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Dr. Dorothy Cowser

E: dorothy.yancy@tm2search.org
P: 202-391-0752
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Key Facts

Although HBCUs make up just 3% of all 4-year higher education institutions, they out-produce for African Americans


Latest News

Chris Braswell to Speak at JCSU

Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) presents a perspective of how to project a "Power Image and Dress for Success". The purpose is to attract Freshmen and undecided Sophomores to the Business Department and provide image coaching based on how they project themselves. Chris Braswell will speak on behalf of TM2 Search.

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The African American Development Officers (AADO) Network - Power Hour - “Managing Your Career: Being The One”

Where am I in my career? I’m being recruited, should I stay or should I go? How can I “be the one” hiring managers are looking for? Join us as we answer these questions and discuss career self assessments, proactive next steps, and being very mindful of understanding what recruiters/hiring managers are looking for in industry leaders. Chris Braswell will speak on behalf of TM2 Search.

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Contact Us

Contact Info

TM2 Education Search
901 F Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202-747-7186
E: info@tm2search.org