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Zwingle Library and Resource Center for Academic Trusteeship and Governance

Existing research and thought leadership on best practices in governance can guide the work of boards as they fulfill their fiduciary duties.

The Zwingle Library and Resource Center encourages research and scholarship to advance academic trusteeship and institutional governance. The library is a repository of resources for board members and students of trusteeship—a comprehensive starting point for those seeking more information about institutional trusteeship, the academic presidency, and governance.

The resources of the Zwingle Library are accessible to AGB members at no cost.  To learn more, contact the AGB member concierge. If you are interested in consulting services, contact AGB Consulting.

History of the Zwingle Library
Since its founding in 1921, AGB has provided educational services to trustees. As early as 1974, the association created a trustee information clearinghouse and lending library. In 1998, AGB completed the library's current expansion with generous financial support from the family of J.L. Zwingle. The library was dedicated to J.L. Zwingle's memory on April 2, 1998.

About J.L. Zwingle
AGB's first full-time president was James L'Woods Zwingle who served AGB from 1964 to 1974. In his long and distinguished career in higher education, Zwingle served as president of Park College (Missouri) from 1947 to 1955 and as vice president of Cornell University from 1955 to 1964. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Zwingle received his doctorate from Cornell University and then joined its faculty as associate professor of English.

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