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On Presidential Transitions: The Lesson of the Sankofa

The late Bill Bowen, former president of Princeton University, often referred to those of us who survived our academic presidencies as “the dinosaur brigade.” These days, one of the oft-...

The Benefits of Presidential Assessment

Every college and university president needs to be assessed by themselves, by their board, and by an objective outsider. Assessing a president’s performance in order to build stronger...

Top Strategic Issues in Higher Education

Over the past several years, AGB has urged boards to focus on work that is consequential. By that, we mean work that concentrates on strategy rather than management and on long-range issues instead...

Board Chair-President Relations: Strong and Balanced, But Not Exclusive

Managing communication in a world of instant messaging is a challenge, especially in colleges and universities; shared governance brings expectations about sharing information and decision making....

Board Chair and President: A Crucial Partnership

"No institution can ever be better than its board." The words, issued in the 1950s by Clark Kerr—the first chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley—continue to ring...

Ensuring Diversity in a Presidential Search

A recent Trusteeship article on the presidential search process includes a sidebar by Rod McDavis, managing principal of AGB Search, on the importance of creating a diverse candidate pool. The...

What Is Enterprise Leadership?

AGB’s most recent report, The 21st-Century Presidency: A Call to Enterprise Leadership, explores new forms of collaboration between presidents and boards to address the complex challenges...

The Role of the Board Chair, Part II: Leading the Board

Charles Middleton is the chair of the board of trustees of City Colleges of Chicago, president emeritus of Roosevelt University, and a senior consultant with AGB Consulting.As chair of the board of...

The Board’s Role in Succession Planning and Leadership Development

Alvin Schexnider is a senior consultant and senior fellow at AGB, as well as a former president and chancellor at multiple institutions.Several recent reports about the college presidency spotlight...

Governing in the Sunshine: Tips for Board Chairs at Public Meetings

Public colleges and universities are required to follow "sunshine laws," which provide transparency in decision-making. These laws present challenges and opportunities to institutional...
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