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Ingram Center for Public Trusteeship and Governance

The  Richard T. Ingram Center for Public Trusteeship and Governance strengthens the relationship between state government and public higher education by enhancing the effectiveness of governing and foundation boards and their trustee members.

We are committed to advancing enlightened public policy that contributes to healthy higher education institutions, both public and independent.

Ingram Center Services

Since its establishment in 2000, the Ingram Center has improved communications and cooperation among elected and appointed state officials, trustees, and public college and university leaders. We offer the following services.

  • State Leadership Summits: creates a neutral common ground that supports candid, goal-oriented policy dialogues among state and higher education leaders. To learn more about our national initiative for board member education in the states, click here.
  • Trustee Education and Board Development: strengthens communication, clarifies responsibilities, and defines a shared agenda among state institutions.  
  • Consulting Services: helps states and public agencies, political leaders, public university systems, and AGB-member boards objectively diagnose and act on the governance and policy challenges they face.
  • Policy Dialogues: frames a conversation for trustees, college executives, policymakers, and business leaders to forge a shared public agenda for higher education.

Click here to learn more.