Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M., Senior Consultant, AGB


Shannon McCambridge, JD, LLM, senior consultant, joined AGB in 2014. She serves private institutions in the dual capacity of providing governance consulting and partnering with governing boards in presidential search and leadership transition. McCambridge brings many years of higher education experience to her work as a governance consultant. She served four terms on the Gonzaga University Board of Trustees in several leadership positions and is now trustee emerita. She also knows higher education, having taught employment and business law at three universities, most recently in the MBA Program at Seattle University.

In addition to co-facilitating AGB’s Institute for Board Chairs and Presidents, McCambridge often leads institutional workshops on effective board governance, bias awareness, and ethical decision-making for AGB’s clients and has been an invited speaker at AGB’s National Conference on Trusteeship, the Hispanic Leadership Institute, and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

McCambridge frequently partners with governing boards from across the country in leading presidential searches and successful leadership transitions. Her employment law background perfectly positions her to advise clients on avoiding mistakes in the selection process and promoting presidential success through effective transition planning. Her insights appeared in a recent AGB Trusteeship magazine article titled “What Is Key to a New President’s Success?” Her presidential search clients include institutions across the country, from the University of San Diego and the University of Portland to Saint Joseph’s University (New York) and Princeton Theological Seminary (New Jersey).

Professional Credentials

McCambridge graduated with honors from three institutions: Gonzaga University (BA), William Mitchell College of Law (JD), and John Marshall Law School (LLM).