The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the premier organization focused on empowering college, university, and foundation boards to govern with knowledge and confidence. Governing boards in higher education must focus now more than ever on strategic leadership of their institutions and foundations to ensure institutional vitality and student success. It is critical that they reinforce the value of higher education, innovate through the effective use of technology, and serve the needs of a shifting demographic. AGB provides leadership and counsel to member boards, chief executives, organizational staff, policymakers, and other key industry leaders to help them navigate the changing education landscape.
Celebrating 100 years strengthening governance.
The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of AGB. Take a look at how the association has changed with the times.
AGB Board of Directors
Our governing board consists of leaders from public and private institutions.
Our team has decades of experience leading higher education institutions, associations, corporations, and other organizations.
AGB is governed and advised by four groups of distinguished leaders from every type of member institution the association serves.
Council of Board Chairs
Experienced board leaders knowledgeable about the roles, responsibilities, and practices of effective governance for higher education boards
Council of Board Professionals
Develops and facilitates educational and professional services and opportunities for board professionals.
Council of Foundation Leaders
A standing group of leaders who advise on governance for institutionally related foundations.
Council of Presidents
A standing advisory group established to advance institutional vitality and student success.
Council of Senior Fellows
Experienced board members, institution leaders, and faculty members who deliver AGB’s programs, content, and services.
Gain valuable exposure and reach thousands of trustees, presidents, and senior staff of U.S. colleges, universities, and college or university affiliated foundations seeking solutions in their changing environment.
Fund the critical special interest projects that enable AGB to explore substantive higher education topics in depth, responding to the most pressing needs of governing boards.
Contribute to AGB’s annual fund to ensure we continue strengthening, protecting, and advocating on behalf of citizen trusteeship—the work that advances higher education.
See current and past press releases or contact us with a media inquiry.
Read articles that include AGB’s perspective, data, or thought leadership.
In keeping with best governance practice, AGB shares a number of key governance documents publicly.
- AGB Code of Conduct and Business Ethics
- AGB Board of Directors’ Policy on Conflicts of Interest
- Statement of AGB Director Responsibilities
- AGB Whistleblower Policy
- AGB Document Retention Policy
- AGB Financial Statements FY 2017 and 2018
Form 990 is available upon request to AGB Member Institutions. Please contact email@example.com.
Join our team.
AGB is a team with an essential mission—especially right now. You will contribute to having a significant impact on the future of higher education, you will do work that matters, and you will advance your career.