Institute for Board Leaders and Chief Executives of Public Universities and Systems

April 4-5, 2020  –  Washington, DC
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Since it was founded by board chairs of state universities in 1921, AGB has prioritized assistance to board leaders and chief executives in ensuring their essential partnership is healthy and up to the challenges of the day. Public higher education today must be at once responsive, anticipatory, reliable, and durable in navigating dynamic environments. Please join us this spring for a program dedicated to the imperative of “leadership in changing environments.”

Facilitated group sessions provide best practices in governance and elicit effective strategies from fellow participants, while team meetings between chief executives and board leaders and one-on-one consultations allow participants to focus on shared work back home.

Participant teams enjoy a dedicated, well-structured one-and-a-half day program to:

  • develop shared understandings of mutual and respective responsibilities
  • gain clarity together on what effectiveness looks like
  • develop a governance action plan to strengthen the board and address high-level challenges

Expert-led discussions allow participants to learn from others, developing a network of peers they can draw upon after the Institute concludes. Key to the experience is the team time for board leaders and chief executives to work together, collaborating on ideas for moving their boards and universities forward.

The Institute will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

The registration fee for the institute is $4,975 per two-member team. An third team member may join for $2,487.50.

The registration fee includes program expenses for both the board leader and the president (and optional third team member), private lodging for two nights, meals during the Institute, and program materials.

Please complete the application below.

  • Terrence MacTaggart, former chancellor, University of Minnesota and University of Maine Systems; senior fellow, AGB
  • Barbara Gitenstein, president emerita, The College of New Jersey; senior fellow, AGB

Institute Application

To see a list of member institutions, see the Member List.

Board Chair Information

President/Chancellor/CEO Information

Additional Team Member

Administrative/Presidential Assistant

Payment and Refund Policies

Please select your preferred payment method. Upon review and acceptance of your application, you will be contacted by the AGB Registrar to complete your payment.

Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to Cancellations received on or before March 1, 2020 are entitled to a full refund. No refunds will be granted for cancellations after these dates.