AGB Council of Board Chairs

The Council of Board Chairs is a standing advisory group of professional leaders, knowledgeable about the roles, responsibilities, and practices of effective governance for higher education boards. They also have a deep understanding of the challenges boards and board leaders face, and the importance of a proactive approach to short- and long-term planning and strategy.

Council Ambassadors

Jill Derby
AGB Senior Consultant
Chair, American University of Iraq Sulaimani
Former Chair, Nevada Board of Regents

David Maxwell
AGB Senior Consultant, Senior Fellow
Immediate Past Chair, Grinnell College
President Emeritus, Drake University


Greg Bigman
Diné College

Paul Brajcich
Gonzaga University

Marla Capozzi
Babson College

Jim Erwin
University of Maine System

Peggy Fisher
Drake University

Gretchen Flicker
St. Mary’s College

Vanessa Lugo Flores
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

Steve Golding
Washington College

Linda Gooden
University of Maryland System

Otto Guenther
McDaniel College

Mark Hatcher
Central State University

Jimmy Hazel
George Mason University

Edmond Hughes
Tougaloo College

Michal Jaworski
Langara College

Michael Jones
Dillard University

Paul Kenney
University of Nebraska

Lillian Kimbell
California State University

Jeff Kinard
College of Charleston Foundation

Benjamin Kudo
University of Hawaii

John Meyer
Western Washington University

Sandra Moore
Anne Arundel Community College

Sharon Reishus
Unity College

Chris Romer
Colorado Mountain College

JP Smith
Kansas City University 

Grace Speights
George Washington University

Laurene Sperling
Duke University

John Stirek
Oregon State University Foundation

Lisa Stromberg
Goucher College

Marie Sullivan
Maricopa Community College

William Thompson
City University of New York

Nicole Washington
Miami Dade College

With thanks to our partners for their support of this council.

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