For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, DC (July 28, 2022)—The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), the premier organization advocating strategic board governance in higher education, announced today that its Board of Directors has elected four new officers. Beverly Seay, Eleanor Horne, Ross Mugler, and Shauna Ryder Diggs began their new roles on July 1, 2022.
“I’m truly grateful for the chance to continue collaborating with these insightful leaders in their new board roles,” said Henry Stoever, AGB president and CEO. “Working with and learning from each of them has been a pleasure, and I look forward to strengthening our partnership in providing support and guidance to our college, university, and foundation governing board members. I’m confident that the unique and valuable perspectives these officers bring will further advance AGB’s mission to promote strategic board governance in higher education.”
- Beverly Seay, AGB board chair, has served on the AGB board since 2015. She is the immediate past board chair and member of the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees and the southeast regional director of the National Security Innovation Network. Seay also serves as past chair and member of the University of Central Florida’s College of Engineering and Computer Science Dean’s Advisory Board, the Georgia Tech College of Computing Advisory Board, and the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College Advisory Board.
- Eleanor Horne, AGB board vice chair, has served on the AGB board since 2017. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of The College of New Jersey and the former vice president of the Educational Test Services’ Social Investment Fund and has leveraged her expertise and passion for her community in her philanthropy, fundraising, and grant writing. She is a trustee of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and has chaired The College of New Jersey Board of Trustees and the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Board of Trustees. She is trustee emeritus of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and more.
- Ross Mugler, AGB board vice chair, has served on the AGB board since 2018. He is a board member at Old Dominion University and the commissioner of the revenue for the City of Hampton, Virginia. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Peninsula Community College Education Foundation, the Hampton City Schools Education Foundation, the Virginia Air and Space Museum, and the Virginia Living Museum. He is also on U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s Board of Advisors.
- Shauna Ryder Diggs, MD, AGB board secretary, has served on the AGB board since 2016. She is the immediate past board chair of AGB and regent emerita of the University of Michigan. An established physician and board-certified dermatologist, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Diggs is the board chair of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, serves on the boards of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Detroit Opera, and was a past board member of Blue Care Network, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Zoological Society, and Forgotten Harvest—a nonprofit member of the Feeding American Network.
“I’m honored to chair the AGB Board of Directors,” said Seay. “AGB is an esteemed and essential organization enhancing higher education strategic governance every day, and we benefit tremendously from the combined leadership of our board. I’m pleased that I’ll be joined at the helm by such experienced and thoughtful colleagues.”
The AGB Board of Directors comprises higher education board members, governance experts, and thought leaders. In addition to overseeing the association’s strategic priorities, directors regularly contribute their knowledge to programs and content, such as webinars, blogs, and Trusteeship articles.
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the premier membership organization that strengthens higher education governing boards and the strategic roles they serve within their organizations. Through our vast library of resources, educational events, and consulting services, and with 100 years of experience, we empower 40,000 AGB members from more than 2,000 institutions and foundations to navigate complex issues, implement leading practices, streamline operations, and govern with confidence. AGB is the trusted resource for board members, chief executives, and key administrators on higher education governance and leadership.