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Race and Ethnicity of Presidents and Board Members [Infographic]

Race and Ethnicity of Presidents and Board Members [Infographic]

AGB's Policies, Practices, and Composition of Governing and Foundation Boards 2016 offers insight about the composition of college, university, system, and foundation governing boards, as well as an opportunity for institutions to compare their attributes with those of other boards. Some fast facts from the publication, below.

Racial/ethnic minorities account for nearly one quarter (23.9 percent) of all public board members and approximately 13.5 percent of independent board members. When Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are extracted from the total population, the overall percentage of minorities among public boards drops to 17 percent and 11.1 percent among independent institutions.

For the first time, this year’s board composition study captured gender and race/ethnicity for institutional presidents and chancellors.

How does your board compare? Learn more about board member demographics (including race/ethnicity, gender, age, and occupation), board size, board meeting logistics, board committees, presidential search, and annual giving in Policies, Practices, and Composition of Governing and Foundation Boards 2016.
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