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About AGB

About AGB

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the premier organization centered on governance in higher education. Governing boards must focus now more than ever on promoting central missions while running their institutions as effectively as possible. It is critical that they reinforce the value of higher education, innovate through the smart use of technology, and serve the needs of a shifting demographic. AGB provides leadership and counsel to member boards, chief executives, organizational staff, policy makers, and other key industry leaders to help them navigate the changing education landscape.

AGB strives to continuously advance the practice of governance by designing and instilling best practices and advocating nationally on issues that affect higher education. We share vital information and knowledge with members, as well as provide customized consulting services, to help cultivate a structure of thriving colleges, universities, and institutionally related foundations.

Fast Facts:

  • Founded: 1921 
  • Membership: 1,300 boards representing 1,900 colleges, universities, and institutionally related foundations.
  • Types of colleges and universities: individual campuses and statewide systems; independent and public institutions; all degree types and classifications
  • Individuals served: 40,000 representatives of higher education institutions, including:
    • Trustees and regents
    • Presidents, chancellors, and CEOs
    • Senior-level administrators
    • Board professional staff members

Services Offered:

  • Consulting services
  • Conferences, workshops, and other programs
  • Resources on trends and best practices through books, reports, articles, videos, and podcasts
  • Trusteeship magazine and monthly newsletters