Ms. Lynn Sommerville is the assistant director of AGB Consulting at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). In this capacity, she manages a portfolio of consulting engagements ranging from comprehensive governance reviews, presidential and board assessments, and board workshops to strengthen the governance of public and private higher education institutions nationwide. Prior to assuming this role she assisted AGB in responding to public policy concerns at the federal and state level as a member of the Department of Government and Public Affairs and contributed to the launching of the Guardians Initiative, an effort to involve college and university trustees in countering growing skepticism about the value of higher education. Before arriving at AGB, Ms. Sommerville worked in international education at George Washington University and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and coordinated study abroad programs in Cairo and Jerusalem.
Ms. Sommerville holds a MA in higher education administration from George Washington University. She holds undergraduate degrees in history and English literature from Gordon College (MA), where she is a member of the alumni board.