Knowledge Center

Find the resources you need.

Access to the Knowledge Center is an exclusive benefit for AGB members. Use these resources to understand the issues confronting your organization, prepare yourself for effective boardroom performance, and fulfill your responsibilities as a trustee.

September/October 2021


  • The Personal Qualities of Leaders during the COVID-19 Era
  • Scenario Planning in Three Modes 
  • Trusteeship Leadership: The Foundation of Building an Effective President-Board Partnership
A President’s Guide to Effective Board Leadership

A President’s Guide to Effective Board Leadership

By William E. Troutt

When presidents learn how to fully engage trustees and partner with them as thought leaders, they can invigorate board service and transform the institution. In this practical and concise AGB guide, William E. Troutt shows presidents and board leaders how to achieve this higher level of effective board leadership.

Board members must stay ahead of complex issues that are constantly changing. These resources will help you explore and assess issues with just the right level of detail.

For new trustees, the boardroom is a new world. Quickly get up to speed on how boards operate, who does what, and how board members serve as partners to their presidents.

Find resources for your type of organization, including individual institutions, members of public university systems, and fundraising organizations.

Fulfill your specific duties—whether you serve on or support a board or board committee.

Understand the purpose, responsibilities, and composition of higher education’s key board committees.

Different people learn in different ways. AGB supports you by providing resources in a wide range of formats.