Govern with confidence.

For nearly 100 years…

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) has been the premier membership organization that strengthens higher education governing boards and the strategic roles they serve within their institutions and foundations.

Through our vast library of resources, educational events, and consulting services, we empower 40,000 AGB members from more than 2,000 institutions and foundations to navigate complex issues, implement leading practices, streamline operations, and govern with confidence.

Get immediate answers.

Complete your top tasks.

Get immediate answers.

Complete your top tasks.

Find what you need.

Access all the resources in the AGB Knowledge Center.

Trending Topics→

Explore and assess issues with just the right level of detail for board members.

Board Fundamentals→

Gain a command of board processes, roles, responsibilities, committees, and relationships with executives.

Institutions→

Find resources for public and private institutions, as well as for foundations.

Roles & Responsibilities→

Fulfill your specific duties, whether you serve on or support a board or board committee.

Key Committees→

Understand the purpose, responsibilities, and composition of higher education’s key board committees.

Resources by Format→

Learn when and how you prefer with resources in a wide range of formats.

Find what you need.

Access all the resources in the
AGB Knowledge Center.

Trending Topics→

Explore and assess issues with just the right level of detail for board members.

Board Fundamentals→

Gain a command of board processes, roles, responsibilities, committees, and relationships with executives.

Institutions→

Find resources for public and private institutions, as well as for foundations.

Roles & Responsibilities→

Fulfill your specific duties, whether you serve on or support a board or board committee.

Key Committees→

Understand the purpose, responsibilities, and composition of higher education’s key board committees.

Resources by Format→

Learn when and how you prefer with resources in a wide range of formats.

Get the latest — or the basics.
Connect at AGB Programs & Events.

Get the latest —
or the basics.

Connect at AGB Programs & Events.

Workshop for Board Professionals→

April 3-5, 2020, Washington, DC

AGB National Conference on Trusteeship 2020
National Conference on Trusteeship→

April 5–7, 2020, Washington, DC

Foundation Leadership Forum→

January 24–26, 2021, Orlando, Florida

Webinars→

Webinars are included in AGB membership. Register to attend new webinars or view previous webinars on demand.

Institutes→

Institutes enable presidents and board chairs to concentrate on enhancing their partnerships.

Make sure you’re heard.
Amplify your voice through AGB Advocacy & Public Policy.
Letters & Testimony→

AGB ensures the views of our members are at the forefront of state and federal policy discussions.

State Profiles→

AGB has created state profiles detailing the structures of public four-year boards, as well as some two-year systems.

The Guardians Initiative→

AGB launched the Guardians Initiative to counter growing skepticism about the value of higher education.

Special Initiatives→

AGB advocates progress and results for governing boards through a variety of ongoing projects—analyzing and addressing higher education issues.

Make sure you’re heard.

Amplify your voice through
AGB Advocacy & Public Policy.

Letters & Testimony→

AGB ensures the views of our members are at the forefront of state and federal policy discussions.

State Profiles→

AGB has created state profiles detailing the structures of public four-year boards, as well as some two-year systems.

The Guardians Initiative→

AGB launched the Guardians Initiative to counter growing skepticism about the value of higher education.

Special Initiatives→

AGB advocates progress and results for governing boards through a variety of ongoing projects—analyzing and addressing higher education issues.

Build a trusted, strategic board.
Learn how AGB Services can help.

Build a trusted,
strategic board.

Learn how AGB Services can help.

Navigate change, challenges, and crises.

AGB’s faculty helps boards and leaders improve their operations and performance.

Find your institution’s next leader.

AGB is the only higher education organization that handles all aspects of higher education executive search.

Prepare for more effective board meetings.

AGB’s board portal makes board meetings efficient, collaborative, and secure.

Become an AGB member.

Become an AGB member.