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Winning Others Over: The Art of Listening, Storytelling, and Encouraging Impactful Conversation

Effective storytelling is not about the words we utter, but our ability to move others to see future possibilities. How often have we heard the phrases, "We're the best-kept secret in our...

Tending to Higher Education's Front Porch—Boards Need to Get Intercollegiate Athletics Right

In the midst of recent high-profile scandals and misconduct in the realm of intercollegiate athletics, the Board of Directors of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB...

Core Responsibilities of a Compensation Committee

The below is excerpted and adapted from AGB’s new publication, Presidential Compensation: A Comprehensive Guide for Higher Education Governing Boards and Chief Executives.Apart from a home game...

How Does Higher Ed Help the Economy? By Developing and Employing a Talented Workforce.

It should come as no surprise that colleges and universities are some of the most important employers in the country. Diverse in size, geographic location, and mission, the nation’s...

Student Voice: Being Listened To and Being Heard

When asked about student representatives to the board, board members often suggest something like: “They’re great... they just tend not to make their voices heard.” There is no...


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