Enabling Excellence

About Us

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the premier organization centered on governance in higher education. Governing boards must focus now more than ever on promoting central missions while running their institutions as effectively as possible. It is critical that they reinforce the value of higher education, innovate through the smart use of technology, and serve the needs of a shifting demographic. AGB provides leadership and counsel to member boards, chief executives, organizational staff, policy makers, and other key industry leaders to help them navigate the changing education landscape.

About AGB

AGB helps higher education institutions thrive by providing vital information, expert counsel, advocacy, and customized consulting services.

AGB helps higher education institutions thrive by providing vital information, expert counsel, advocacy, and customized consulting services.

AGB Fast Facts

Membership

1,300 boards representing 1,900 colleges, universities, and institutionally related foundations.

Institutions Served

  • Individual campuses and statewide systems
  • Independent and public institutions
  • All degree types and classifications

Individuals Served

  • 40,000 representatives of higher education institutions, including:
  • Trustees and regents
  • Presidents, chancellors, and CEOs
  • Senior-level administrators
  • Board professional staff members

AGB Leadership

 

AGB is governed and advised by three groups of distinguished leaders from every type of member institution the association serves—public and independent, large and small, single campuses and multicampus systems, research universities and liberal arts colleges, and two-year and four-year institutions.

Board of Directors

Chair

David W. Miles
Drake University

Vice Chair

Shauna R. Diggs
University of Michigan

Vice Chair

Beverly J. Seay
University of Central Florida

At-Large Member

Eric P. Blackhurst
Alma College

Secretary

Angel L. Mendez
Lafayette College

Nelson A. Carbonell
George Washington University

Kathleen A. Dore
University of Iowa Foundation

Juliet V. Garcia
(Public member)

Linda R. Gooden
University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc., and Maryland Board of Regents

Cathy Havener Greer
Randolph College

Eleanor V. Horne
The College of New Jersey

Mary K. Hughes
University of Alaska System and
Willamette University, Life Trustee Emerita

Jeffrey L. Humber Jr.
Gallaudet University

Leo Lambert
(Public member)

Monroe Miller
Johnson C. Smith University

Ross A. Mugler
Old Dominion University

Ronald C. Parker
Texas Christian University

Horacio Valeiras
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Diane Yu
Oberlin College

Council of Presidents

The Council of Presidents is a standing advisory group of college, university, and system chief executives who provide guidance to the association on issues, trends, and practices related to higher education and citizen trusteeship. Council members are eminent professional leaders in higher education and are highly knowledgeable about the roles, responsibilities, and practices of effective governance. The council meets annually.

Chair

Paul J. LeBlanc
Southern New Hampshire University

Vice Chair

M. Roy Wilson
Wayne State University

Members

Jonathan R. Alger
James Madison University

Michael T. Benson
Eastern Kentucky University

Mary Schmidt Campbell
Spelman College

Robert L. Caret
University System of Maryland

Garrey Carruthers
New Mexico State University

Clayton Christian
Montana University System

Shirley M. Collado
Ithaca College

Raymond E. Crossman
Adler University

Elizabeth Davis
Furman University

Fernando León García
CETYS University System

Antoine M. Garibaldi
University of Detroit Mercy

Maria Harper-Marinick
Maricopa County Community Colleges

Marjorie Hass
Rhodes College

Beverly Wade Hogan
Tougaloo College

Shane Jacobson
University of Vermont Foundation

Glen D. Johnson
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Renu Khator
University of Houston System

Kwang-Wu Kim
Columbia College Chicago

Raynard Kington
Grinnell College

Wendy B. Libby
Stetson University

Brian McCall
Texas State University System

Frederik Ohles
Nebraska Wesleyan University

Cherí O’Neill
Colorado State University Foundation

Suzanne Shipley
Midwestern State University

Barbara R. Snyder
Case Western Reserve University

Jill Tiefenthaler
Colorado College

Timothy P. White
The California State University System

Steve Wrigley
University System of Georgia

Senior Fellows

Joseph Burke
President Emeritus, Keuka College

Ellen Chaffee
President Emerita, Valley City State University and Mayville State University

Jim Geringer
Former Governor of Wyoming and Chair of Western Governors University

Artis Hampshire-Cowan
Former Senior Vice President and Secretary of the Board, Howard University

William E. Kirwan
Chancellor Emeritus, University System of Maryland

Jim Lanier
Former Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and CEO, East Carolina University Foundation

Terrence MacTaggart
Former Chancellor, Minnesota State University System and University of Maine System

Sally Mason
President Emerita, University of Iowa

David Maxwell
President Emeritus, Drake University

Thomas Meredith
Former Chancellor, University of Alabama System and University System of Georgia

Richard Novak
Former Senior Vice President for Programs and Research, AGB

Douglas Orr
President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College

Kevin P. Reilly
President Emeritus and Regent Professor, University of Wisconsin System

Alvin J. Schexnider
Former Chancellor, Winston-Salem State University

George P. Watt
Former Executive Vice President, Institutional Advancement and Executive Director, College of Charleston Foundation

Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran
President Emerita, Kalamazoo College

AGB Staff

Executive Office

Richard D. Legon
President

John Ottenhoff
Interim Chief Operating Officer

Deb Hodge
Chief Information Officer

Helen Woelk
Director of Human Resources and Administration

Sterlicia Rodney
Executive Assistant to the President/Board Liaison to AGB Board

Anjela Proctor
Receptionist/Administrative Coordinator

AGB Consulting

Merrill Schwartz
Senior Vice President for AGB Consulting

Jim Hundrieser
Managing Director

Elizabeth Alvarado
Director of AGB Consulting

Chris Moloney
Senior Consulting Associate

Lynn Sommerville
Assistant Director of AGB Consulting

Rick Beyer
Lead Consultant and Assistant to the President

Christa Pierce
Consulting Coordinator

Finance

Maria Nazareth
Vice President for Finance

Gerard Bayani
Manager of Accounting

Ying Xiang
Senior Accountant

Lili Zhuang
Accounting Assistant

Best Practice & Innovation

Kristen Hodge-Clark
Vice President for Best Practice and Innovation

Juliana Laing
Senior Director of Institutionally Related Foundations

Steve Abbott
Director of Corporate Relations

Barbara McCuen Jones
Director of Digital Solutions

Andy Lounder
Director of Programs

Audrey Young
Director of Conferences and Events

Sherine Bonsu
Programs Manager

Lisa Biggs
Meetings Coordinator

Amy Lynch
Resources Coordinator

Zachary Post
Programs Assistant

Government & Public Affairs

Timothy J. McDonough
Vice President for Government and Public Affairs

Cristin Toutsi Grigos
Director of Public Policy and Statewide Programs

Morgan Alexander
Assistant Director of Government and Public Affairs

Jordan Johnson
Policy and Public Affairs Associate

Marketing & Communications

Mark Kelly
Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Sarita Harris
Director of Marketing

Anne Powell
Editorial Director

David Tritelli
Director of AGB Press

Lee Mimms
Online Content Manager

Adam Levine
Marketing Coordinator

Madeline Taub
Assistant Editor

Membership

Patricia Kunkle
Vice President for Membership Experience

Matthew Stevens
Director of Membership Outreach

Marianne Deausen
Senior Data Processing Coordinator

Charlene Bowman
Data Processing Coordinator

Helen Lopez
Member Concierge