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.

July/August 2022


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  • A Fortunate Dilemma: How HBCUs Leveraged a $560 Million Windfall
  • Post Covid, Managing Risks Is More Important Than Ever
Freedom of Speech and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Campus


This guide outlines the careful considerations and illustrative cases that help board members and campus leaders better understand the flash points surrounding freedom of speech, academic freedom, and the tensions between these free expression rights and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the present campus environment. It offers governing boards practical guidance on how to anticipate and respond to frictions between these two fundamental facets of a higher education institution’s mission.  Board members and presidents will find a comprehensive set of questions to ask when navigating these challenges and crafting policies at institutions, systems, and foundations.

Elizabeth Davis
Furman University

Heather M. Fehn
Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
The College of New Jersey

Richard Uchida
Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the College
Colby College

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.