Moving the Field Forward
AGB advocates for progress and results for governing boards through a variety of ongoing projects—analyzing and addressing higher education topics in depth. Supported by sponsors and partners, these dedicated advocacy initiatives increase institutional leaders’ capacity to strategically identify priorities and tackle critical needs.
Areas of concentration include:
- Building engaged, effective boards
- Preparing institutions for both imminent and long-term challenges
- Examining relevant public policy issues
AGB launched The Guardians Initiative to involve college and university trustees in countering growing skepticism about the value of higher education.
As college completion becomes a national priority, board members must make student success and degree attainment a board priority as well.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) serve our nation through their important missions. Like all institutions, they face many challenges that demand high performing boards and effective leaders.
One of the most important functions of a governing board is to ensure the institution’s financial health allows it to carry out its mission. Campus-based financial aid has become one of the largest expenditures for many colleges and universities.