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Presidents & Boards: Cultivating a Seamless Partnership

Votes of “no confidence” by faculty members in their president receive media coverage and attract unfavorable attention to the institution (and its president!). Yet, often more quietly,...

When a Crisis Goes Viral: A Test of Leadership for Board Chairs and Presidents

In recent years governing boards and campus leadership have become more strategic about enterprise risk management. Despite these efforts, conflicts related to campus climate, free speech,...

Effective Enterprise Leadership

A growing number of college and university presidents are coming from outside academia. In a recent Trusteeship article, author Terrence MacTaggart explored how leaders can embrace...

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...
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