Record Number to Attend AGB’s National Conference on Trusteeship in Greater Washington, DC, April 22-24, 2012
(Washington, D.C.) – A record number of participants have registered for the upcoming National Conference on Trusteeship—the only national meeting of board members and institutional leaders across all sectors of higher education—held annually by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). Nearly 1,000 presidents, board leaders, and senior staff from 400 colleges, universities, institutionally related foundations, higher education associations, and sponsor organizations will attend this year’s gathering, which will take place April 22-24 at the Gaylord National Hotel outside Washington, DC.
The meeting will open with a discussion moderated by Gwen Ifill, managing editor of Washington Week and senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, on the topic, “Rethinking the Business Model: Responsibilities for Governing Boards.” Panelists include Todd Hutton, president, Utica College; Austin Ligon, board of visitors, St. John’s College, and co-founder and retired CEO of CarMax; Sidney Ribeau, president, Howard University; Holden Thorp, chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; James Wagner, president, Emory University; and Jane Wellman, executive director, National Association of System Heads.
Featured meeting speakers include Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovative University, and professor of business administration, Harvard Business School; Richard Arum, author of Academically Adrift, and professor of sociology at New York University; and Mark Emmert, president, National Collegiate Athletic Association.
The meeting covers core questions facing higher education boards and leaders and will include strategic conversations addressing planning, demographics, international education, access, completion, and quality, as well as policy discussions about state deregulation and autonomy. Other sessions will focus on governance challenges within sectors, board fiduciary responsibility for endowment management, the development of sound governance policies, dashboards for board decision making, and higher education and sustainability.
For the complete schedule, or to download the meeting app, visit www.agb.org/nct. Follow the meeting on Twitter: #NCT2012.
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the only national association that serves the interests and needs of academic governing boards, boards of institutionally related foundations, and institution and campus CEOs and other senior-level campus administrators on issues related to higher education governance and leadership. AGB strengthens, protects, and advocates on behalf of citizen trusteeship that supports and advances higher education.