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.
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.
The Nason Award, established in 1992, is presented in partnership with TIAA to higher education governing boards that demonstrate exceptional leadership and initiative. Honorees exemplify the critical work of boards from public and private institutions, statewide systems, and institutionally related foundations.
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.