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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...

AGB Offers Guidance on External Influences

The first month of 2018 is behind us, and, as any government relations officers will tell you, state legislatures are already considering major bills that could affect public and private campuses...

The State of Play on DACA: Trustee Voices Needed at This Critical Time

Following the administration’s announcement that it would phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, AGB has added its voice to a range of advocacy efforts urging...

Behind the Drive for Tax Reform Is Real Harm for Higher Education

The following is an excerpt from a Huffington Post blog post by AGB President Richard D. Legon. The speed and energy behind tax reform in Congress—specifically the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H...

It’s Time for Washington to Hear from College and University Trustees on DACA

The following is an excerpt from a Huffington Post blog post by AGB President Richard D. Legon. In the weeks since President Trump announced that he would rescind Deferred Action for Childhood...

What Do Board Members Need to Know About DACA?

What Do Board Members Need to Know About DACA?On Sept. 5, the Trump administration announced that it was rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Created by an Obama...

Trustees as Advocates with Congress

AGB released an alert focused on engaging Congress on proposed FY2018 budget and tax issues. Read the full alert here.Trustees are in a unique position to engage with members of Congress, advocate on...

How the Trump Administration FY2018 Budget Proposal Impacts Higher Ed

Today AGB released an alert on the Trump Administration FY 2018 Budget Proposal and how it affects education. Read the full alert here.On Tuesday, May 23, the Trump administration released its fiscal...

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...

Ensuring Adequate Funding for Higher Education

AGB is engaged in laws and regulations affecting higher education, citizen trusteeship, and governance.One issues of note is ensuring adequate funding for higher education. Traditionally, federal...
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