Special Initiatives

Targeted Research and Support on Important Issues.

AGB promotes progress and results for governing boards through a variety of ongoing projects—analyzing and addressing key higher education topics in depth. Supported by sponsors and partners, these dedicated special initiatives increase institutional leaders’ capacity to address strategic priorities and tackle critical needs.

Board Engagement in College Completion and Attainment

As college completion becomes a national priority, board members must make student success and degree attainment a board priority as well.

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Board Oversight of Intercollegiate Athletics

AGB focused on the diligent and effective fiduciary oversight of athletic programs and on the welfare of student athletes.

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Innovation in Higher Education

AGB assists governing boards and institutional leaders in embracing innovation to meet the opportunities of the 21st century.

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Revitalizing Shared Governance for the 21st Century

AGB assists governing boards and institutional leaders in embracing innovation to meet the opportunities of the 21st century.

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The John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership

Now, more than ever, we need boards that provide effective, thoughtful, and courageous oversight that advance their institutions in ways that truly matter.

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Governing and Leading Historically Black Colleges & Universities

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.

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Determining Institutional Financial Aid Policies

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.

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