Following a year of coping with COVID-19, you may feel as though you and your board face the same problems, only with fewer dollars and less time. As well, the events of 2020–2021 likely have accelerated presidential transitions, changes in board composition, and faculty retirements. But the pandemic, the resurgence of Black Lives Matter, and years of public skepticism of social institutions have also provided some tools and insights for those with a will to take advantage and reengage. The tumultuous 2020s are upon us, and board professionals, together with the boards they serve, must shape the changes that will define a new era in higher education. The focus of the conference is on equipping those in this role to do exactly that—to be able to anticipate and adapt to the inevitable changes currently ongoing and to come: in society, on campus, and in board rooms.
“AGB is a place you can come and exchange ideas and experiences, and raise questions with the only other people who truly understand the profession. Every year I’ve come, I’ve left with a notebook full of ideas and things to make my board better.”
Foundation Board Liaison, Stockton University