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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...

Best Practices for Successful Endowment Management

To facilitate effective stewardship of the endowments underpinning America’s colleges and universities, AGB has published Endowment Management for Higher Education. The guide will help colleges...

What Shared Governance Is Not

Shared governance is not:1.     A collective lack of responsibility2.     “Faculty” governance3.     Administrative autocracy4...

Setting HBCU Presidents Up for Success

Extensive newspaper and television coverage, along with social media chatter about recent leadership changes at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), led me to reach out to former...

The Role of the Board Chair, Part II: Leading the Board

Charles Middleton is the chair of the board of trustees of City Colleges of Chicago, president emeritus of Roosevelt University, and a senior consultant with AGB Consulting.As chair of the board of...

The Role of Board Chair, Part I: Relations with the CEO

Charles Middleton is the chair of the board of trustees of City Colleges of Chicago, president emeritus of Roosevelt University, and a senior consultant with AGB Consulting.Over the course of my...

Be Proactive on Inclusion and Civility Policies

Devona Williams is a senior consultant with AGB Consulting and president/CEO of Goeins-Williams Associates, Inc.If you are a trustee or president, today’s headlines should motivate you to take...

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