With each new school year, the pressure from internal and external stakeholders increases, and calls for measurable student success grow louder. Whether reviewing institutional business models, reevaluating methods of education delivery, or aligning mission with strategic directions, boards are feeling the pressure to lead as well as be accountable.
You can always turn to AGB for immediate advice on issues of governance.
In addition to our own dedicated staff, AGB offers members access to a growing network of experienced former presidents and board leaders who know firsthand how to build effective working relationships with boards.
- AGB Consulting’s Leadership Coaching service can offer either short communications or formalized partnerships with these experts.
- The annual gathering of presidents at the National Conference on Trusteeship, the Presidential Initiative, and institutes for independent and public leadership teams allow in-depth dialogue as well as peer networking.
- The Presidents & Chancellors group on LinkedIn and AGB’s Presidents & Governance quarterly online newsletter provide ongoing engagement throughout the year, as well as the ease of digital communities for private conversations.
Supported by AGB and led by Philip N. Bredesen, the former governor of Tennessee, the commission expects to release its final report this November.
We hope you will take advantage of these resources. We continue to modify them based on timely subjects and current trends in higher education. Soon they will be informed by the findings of the National Commission on College and University Board Governance. AGB’s mission is to help institutions achieve their goals. Your leadership, along with an appropriately engaged board, is paramount to this success. I thank you for your membership, urge your continued engagement, and ask that you look to AGB as your trusted advisor.