Effective thought partnership, proven solutions.

AGB’s higher education consulting practice strengthens institution and foundation governing boards through proven solutions in governance, strategy, and transformation challenges and opportunities. We focus exclusively on higher education governance and bring 100 years of directly related experience to each engagement. Our unique perspective enables us to develop solutions focused on achieving outcomes that strengthen the institution or foundation and support implementation. 


AGB Consulting provides customized assessments for institutional boards, campus leaders, and affiliated foundations; helps boards deepen their understanding of best practices and putting knowledge into action; and provides critical support and guidance for new leadership.

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Leading Practices→
Establish common expectations around board roles and responsibilities, build cohesion, and enhance knowledge about how to navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities.

Presidential Assessment→
Deepen your board’s understanding of the president, of his or her leadership, and of the institution.

Board Assessment→
Uncover and understand the information that identifies strengths and leads to stronger working relationships, mutual trust, and dramatic performance improvements for your board and institution.

Public Higher Ed Practices & Policies →
Ensure public institutional viability through policy dialogues related to governance and leadership.

Coaching for New Leadership→
Access critical support, guidance, and a peer network for thinking through the issues new leadership will face, making sound decisions, and implementing effective action plans.

Virtual Board Meeting Platform and Support→
Maximize efficiency and collaboration with AGB’s exceptional board meeting management platform specifically designed for higher education.

Strategy & Transformation

AGB Consulting helps institutions plan for and lead through consequential change, including cost management initiatives, program development, and refinements to the business model and strategic plan.

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Leading Practices→
Develop and implement strategies to creatively innovate and adapt your business model and enhance infrastructure, capabilities, and capacities.

Financial Sustainability and Adaptive Governance→
Build a long-term, sustainable financial model by diversifying and implementing new revenue streams.

Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion→
Promote student success, institutional integrity, openness, and respect.

Risk Management & Crisis Recovery→
Consider the risks, make sound strategic choices, exercise leadership, and communicate effectively—before, during, and after crises strike.

Mergers and Affiliations→
Make decisions on long-term strategy—such as how and when to establish a build, buy, or affiliate strategy—to mitigate risk and enhance competitiveness.

Strategic Transformation of Public Higher Education→
AGB’s proven methodology will help public institutions identify risk, plan for transformation, and deliver sustainable value.

Hear what our members say.

View videos on experiences and outcomes of working with AGB Consulting.

Greg Willems
President and CEO, Kansas State University Foundation

Vita Pickrum, EdD
President, Delaware State University Foundation
Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Delaware State University

Rickey N. McCurry
CEO, Northern Arizona University Foundation

Engage expert guidance.

Your AGB advisor will help you use AGB’s thought leadership and resources to define your priorities, develop an action plan, and put your plan into effect. There are various ways to engage with AGB consultants, from quick conversations to deep, long-term support.

Ask the Expert

Join AGB experts online for an “ask me anything” session regarding COVID-19 impacts, decision-making, and risks. Select a time and relevant topic.
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One-Hour Governance Review

As a valued part of your membership, enjoy a complimentary, high-level session with a seasoned member of our AGB Consulting team.
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Board Development Workshops:
In-Person or Virtual

Your advisor will facilitate learning sessions for your board and/or leadership team to establish common expectations around board roles and responsibilities, build cohesion, and enhance knowledge.

Dedicated Thought Partner

Your advisor-on-call will provide one-on-one assistance as an expert sounding board for both urgent and long-term decision making related to your institution’s governance, operations, and business models.

NEW! Coaching for New Leadership

For new presidents, a dedicated coach for monthly virtual sessions with a small cohort of peers and at least one 1:1 session for you and the coach.
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Strategic Consulting Engagement

AGB advisors engage with you in depth to target specific outcomes centered on the development and execution of governance, strategy, revenue, and transformation plans.

Virtual Board Meeting Platform and Support

Maximize efficiency and collaboration with AGB’s exceptional board meeting management platform specifically designed for higher education.
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AGB Consulting helps boards and institutional leaders focus on the right priorities with the right people, the right relationships, and the right business strategies.

Effective leadership by governing boards has never been more important.

Institutions must rapidly evolve their offerings and business models in order to remain relevant, competitive, and on track for growth. AGB helps boards assess their direction and practices, then take action to improve performance, develop new strategies, build leadership capacity, address risk, and plan for high-impact change.

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