The Urgency of Now: HBCUs at a Crossroads
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) hold an iconic position within American higher education. But HBCUs are at an inflection point. While HBCUs include iconic liberal arts colleges and leading research universities, many struggle financially and are finding it difficult …Read Report
Letters & Testimony
Community Letter to Senate Leadership re: Passage of the FUTURE Act
AGB joined the higher education community by signing a letter supporting the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act.Read Article
AGB Policy Alert: the College Affordability Act (CAA)
On Tuesday, October 15, the House Education and Labor Committee Democrats introduced the College Affordability Act [CAA] (H.R.4674), their proposed comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). Then, on October 29, 30, and 31, the committee marked up the …Read Article
Why Board Governance Matters: A Focus on HBCUs
For 15 years I have been involved with the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) as a board governance consultant. My work has taken me to colleges and universities from Maryland to California and several states in between. …Read Article
Strengthening HBCU Governance and Leadership
Over the course of nearly two years, 24 historically black colleges and universities intentionally and collectively took stock of their existing governance practices and made appropriate changes to ensure that both parties are effectively fulfilling their distinct duties and responsibilities. …Read Report
What Should Boards Know about HSIs?
Deborah Santiago is chief operating officer and vice president for policy at Excelencia in Education, which provides data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latinos and promotes policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement. Trusteeship asked her about …Read Article
Top Strategic Issues Facing HBCUs, Now and into the Future
Created in a time of segregation and discrimination to educate students of color, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have played a pivotal role in transforming the landscape of higher education in the United States. Today, in an era of …Read Report
Can Boards Ensure a Healthy Future for Historically Black Colleges?
Given the nation's increasing racial and ethnic diversity, how well will higher education serve tomorrow’s students? The government projects that in five years, minorities will make up more than half the youth under age 18. Racial-ethnic minorities will account for …Read Article
A Question for....John S. Wilson: What Is the State of HBCUs Today?
John S. Wilson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and newly appointed president of Morehouse College, talks about some of the challenges facing the nation’s HBCUs in the modern world, and how …Read Article