America’s higher education system is recognized around the world for its creativity, its educational diversity and quality, its research excellence, and its foundational role as a vehicle of opportunity for students to improve themselves and society. And yet that reputation is increasingly called into question by policymakers, opinion leaders, and the public, who now express concern about the quality, affordability, and relevance of higher education.
There may not be a more essential priority than turning the dial on the public’s perceptions about higher education. Therefore AGB has launched The Guardians Initiative™: Reclaiming the Public Trust. The Guardians Initiative seeks to harness the knowledge and passion of the nation's trustees to create a cadre of informed, dedicated, and visible advocates for higher education.
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AGB staff are available to answer questions about the Guardians Initiative and how institutions can be part of this broad-based effort to bring the value proposition of higher education front and center in ongoing national, regional, and local conversations. If your institution would like to discuss how to engage its board in this vital work, please call (202) 296-8400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.