WASHINGTON, DC (Jan. 8, 2019)—As fiduciaries and stewards of their institutions and systems, board members must be properly selected and informed about their responsibilities, according to new informational briefs released today by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
Merit Selection of Public College and University Board Members and Building Public Governing Board Capacity through State-Level Education Programs for College and University Board Members offer appointing authorities, statewide coordinating agencies and commissions, board members, and other institutional leaders vital information that can be used to strengthen public college and university governance. The first brief offers suggestions and recommendations for state policy makers and officials charged with evaluating and appointing qualified members to public institution and system boards; the second focuses on purposes and outcomes of statewide education programs for higher education board members.
AGB Director of Public Policy and Strategic Communications Cristin Toutsi Grigos notes, “It’s critically important that public boards are composed of the right people, focused on the right issues, and governing in the right ways. These briefs provide excellent guidance for higher education leaders and policymakers to appoint effective board members and to engage in dialogues with them about trends and issues affecting their institution, system, and state.”
These briefs are the latest resources created as part of AGB’s state policy agenda and seek to develop well-informed board members who can govern their institutions effectively and further promote the benefits of higher education to individuals and society.
For more information on state-level board education programs, please register for AGB’s webinar scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 30, 2020.
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 nearly 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.