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Governors and Governance

Earlier this month, eight new governors were sworn in as the chief executives of their states. In addition to implementing state laws and overseeing the operation of their state’s executive...

Risk and Community Relations

The below is excerpted from Risk Management: An Accountability Guide for University and College Boards by Janice Abraham.Some risks do not fit neatly within the charter and purview of the standing...

Embracing a Culture of Evidence

Higher education is awash with requests and demands to provide data that demonstrate effectiveness and efficiency throughout the enterprise, known by some as a "culture of evidence." As...

Legislation that Impacts the Bottom Line

AGB is engaged in laws and regulations affecting higher education, citizen trusteeship, and governance.One issue of note is regulation that critically impacts institutions' bottom lines. We...

Psychological Tests in Presidential Searches

This question is taken from AGB Search's monthly newsletter, "Securing Leadership," which features two questions—one frequently asked by search committee members and another often...

College Promise Programs

The below is excerpted from the 2016 State Governance Action Report, which focuses on state legislation and higher education proposals and actions affecting institution and system governance and...

Effective Transparency

Devona Williams is a senior consultant with AGB Consulting.Transparency is a cornerstone for building sound communication and trust among key stakeholders—the board of trustees, administration...

Best Practices in Risk Management for Boards

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) combines traditional risk management, strategic planning and internal controls.  The goal of ERM is to move away from viewing risk in a silo, separate and...

Board Integrity and Advocacy

Kevin Reilly is an AGB senior fellow and senior consultant with AGB Consulting.A recently released AGB report on board governance in public higher education systems features recommendations on board...

Trends Shaping Higher Education

The challenges facing higher education institutions are real, and the competitive environment will continue to evolve. Many schools are looking for new business models to increase prosperity in a...

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