National Commission on College and University Board Governance

Honorable Philip Bredesen, Chair

  • Governor, Tennessee (2003-2011)

Richard D. Legon, ex officio

  • President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Spelman College

Roberta Achtenberg

  • Member and Former Chair, Board of Trustees, California State University
  • Member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Gloria Aparicio Blackwell

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Montgomery College (Maryland)

Molly Corbett Broad

  • President, American Council on Education

Patrick Callan

  • President, National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

John Casteen, III

  • President Emeritus, University of Virginia

Kent John Chabotar

  • President, Guilford College
  • Professor of Political Science, Guilford College

Richard Chait

  • Chair, National Advisory Council for the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education
  • Professor Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Trustee Emeritus, Board of Trustees, Wheaton College

Mary Graham Davis

  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Mount Holyoke College
  • Chair, Davis Consulting Group LLC, Management Consulting

José Fernández

  • Member, Board of Trustees, University of Notre Dame
  • CEO/Chairman, Omega Overseas Investments

Honorable Jim Geringer, ex officio

  • Co-Founder and Chair, Board of Trustees, Western Governors University
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • Governor, Wyoming (1995-2003)

William E. (Brit) Kirwan

  • Chancellor, University System of Maryland

Albert Maury

  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Florida International University
  • President and CEO, Leon Medical Centers Health Plans

Charles Miller

  • Former Chair, Commission on the Future of Higher Education (The Spellings Commission)
  • Former Chair, Board of Regents, University of Texas

Scott Pattison

  • Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers

Martin Payson

  • Trustee Emeritus, Howard University
  • Trustee Emeritus, Tulane University

Russell Ramsey

  • Member, Board of Trustees, George Washington University

John W. Rogers, Jr.

  • Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments
  • Member, Board of Trustees, University of Chicago
  • Director, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

Gary Rhoades

  • Head, Department of Educational Policy Studies & Practice, University of Arizona
  • Professor and Head, Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona
  • Former General Secretary, American Association of University Professors

Ann Daley Ryherd

  • Former SHEEO Executive Director, Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Former Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Group Health Cooperative (Seattle)

Alex Shumate

  • Managing Partner, North America, Squire, Sanders (US) LLP
  • Member and Chair, Governance Committee, Board of Trustees, Ohio State University
  • Member, Board of Directors, Ohio Business Roundtable
  • Former Chair, Board of Directors, Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Chair, Board of Directors, Columbus Urban League

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

  • Senior Associate Dean, Yale School of Management
  • Founder, Chief Executive Leadership Institute
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Sacred Heart University

James Stern

  • Founder and Chair, Board of Directors, The Cypress Group
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Tufts University

William Trueheart

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Achieving the Dream
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Johnson & Wales University

Georgia Yuan

  • Leadership Coach
  • Former Deputy Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
  • Former General Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation, Smith College

AGB Staff and Consultants

Sarah Hardesty Bray, Vice President for Communication and Marketing, AGB
Merrill Schwartz, Vice President for Consulting, AGB
Richard Novak, Senior Fellow, AGB
Jane Wellman, Executive Director, National Commission on College and University Board Governance
Andrew D. Lounder, Deputy Director, National Commission on College and University Board Governance
Greg Wegner, Consultant to AGB
Judith Adair, Assistant to the President, AGB