Women hold almost 80 percent of the seats on the schools’ investment committees, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. In comparison, on state university foundation boards, whose duties include overseeing endowments, women on average held only a quarter of the seats in 2015, according to a report from the Association of Governing Boards.
In a 2017 white paper for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Mary B. Marcy outlined five approaches that small colleges are taking in an era of "evolving realities of costs, demographics, and quality."
In an opinion piece, AGB President Richard D. Legon states: A governing board is ultimately accountable for meeting a public trust — beginning with publicly demonstrating concern for the survivors of sexual assault. The duty of care demands more than lip service for those who were abused, assaulted or attacked.
In a letter to the editor, AGB President Richard D. Legon states: The breadth and depth of the governance failure at Michigan State University are clear, and calls for action against those who let down the more than 200 survivors of Larry Nassar’s abuse of female gymnasts and other athletes are understandable and necessary. But it also remains unclear as the timeline unfolds precisely how much information the board of trustees had available to it to fulfill its fiduciary and oversight responsibilities.
A recent survey from the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) found that campus leaders view shared governance as equal decision-making rights between leadership, faculty and other stakeholders—and the association doesn’t think it should be.
The UE Reputational Risk Survey, administered by the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities, was sent to board of trustees chairs, presidents, chief financial officers, and other senior administrators at 145 institutions in 2017. It found that colleges and universities are increasingly utilizing enterprise risk management strategies as a way to prepare for risks and opportunities—and to respond to them.