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By AGB    //    Volume 29,  Number 2   //    March/April 2021

AGB Gears Up for Virtual National Conference on Trusteeship

This year is an exceptional year for AGB as it celebrates its 100th year of leading strategic board governance for higher education, which will be celebrated during the 2021 National Conference on Trusteeship. This virtual event, April 12–14, 2021, promises to be the impactful and engaging experience with a special recognition of the association’s 100 years.

The compounding effect of the global pandemic, increasing expenses, and extraordinary social justice unrest has sparked a galvanizing moment for higher education. Strategic governing boards and institutional executives must shape transformative change. “Breakthrough,” the focus of this year’s conference, aims to equip leaders with the knowledge and confidence to enact progressive change that will define a new era in higher education.

The 2021 National Conference on Trusteeship provides essential content from recognized experts through its keynotes, plenary sessions, community convenings, and over 70 concurrent sessions. Shaun Harper, the founder and executive director of the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center, will deliver the conference keynote: “Govern for Racial Equity: A Board Responsibility” on April 14. The sessions’ content also ranges from cyber risk and federal policy to the next generation of philanthropy and the business outlook for higher education in the 2020s.

The powerful virtual event platform enables greater interactivity between attendees and speakers. Feel free to explore AGB’s immersive content through dedicated session pages, live-stream video, live chats, Q&A sessions, and polling. Attendees can also view sessions on demand after the conference. Lastly, the virtual conference supports continuous networking via messaging, one-on-one sessions, chat rooms with speakers, facilitated working groups, and virtual roundtable sessions.

New FAQs on AGB Website

AGB is excited to announce the release of additional FAQs on our revitalized FAQs feature online at These easy-to-consume FAQs answer our members’ most pressing questions across a variety of content focuses. The growing archive features key questions on topics such as crisis leadership, crisis communications, and the principles of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Upcoming Podcasts

March will feature a podcast on campaign planning for community colleges, with a discussion about AGB’s new publication on Fundraising Campaigns in Higher Education: A Practical Guide for Governing and Foundation Boards and how it applies and can be adapted to community college foundations. See

Upcoming Events

Developing and Implementing Transformational Change Plans
March 9, 2021 Webinar

Private System Affiliation Trends
March 30, 2021 Webinar 

2021 Board Professionals Conference
April 6–8, 2021 Virtual Conference

2021 National Conference on Trusteeship
April 12–14, 2021 Virtual Conference

Defining Return on Educational Investment: What Matters Most and for Whom
April 21, 2021 Webinar

Institute for Foundation Board Leaders and Chief Executives
June 21–23, 2021 Aspen, Colorado


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