Trusteeship closes out 2014 with an issue dedicated to the National Commission on College and University Board Governance and its recent report, Consequential Boards: Adding Value Where It Matters Most. AGB President Rick Legon starts us off with an analysis of the report and of the commission’s year-long work as they considered whether America’s board governance model is up to the task of addressing the complex challenges facing colleges and universities. Next, commission Chairman and former Governor of Tennessee, Philip Bredesen, engages in a Q and A on the topic of Keepers of the Larger Vision: If Not Trustees, Then Who? Then, Mary Graham Davis provides tips on RX for a Successful Board: A Healthy Board Culture. A panel discussion, including moderator Theodore E. Long and participants Rick Beyer, Carol Christ, Douglas Orr, Alvin J. Schexnider, Sheila Stearns, and Jeffrey B. Trammell, tackles The President-Board Chair Relationship: Making It Work, Making It Count. We close out the issue with Governing Boards and University-Affiliated Organizations: Risks & Rewards, by John T. Casteen. All of us here at Trusteeship magazine wish you a safe and happy holiday season. We’ll see you in the new year!
In This Issue:
Consequential Boards: Adding Value Where It Matters Most
Keepers of the Larger Vision: If Not Trustees, Then Who?
Rx for a Successful Board: A Healthy Board Culture
The President-Board Chair Relationship: Making It Work, Making It Count
Governing Boards and University-Affiliated Organizations: Risks and Rewards
Four Questions You Should Ask About Sexual Assault
The Trustee Voice about the Future of Higher Education Governance
Supporting Civil Discourse
Trustee Spotlight: Javier M. Gonzales, New Mexico State University
Vision, Principles, and Ebola
How Is the Historic Role of Public Higher Education Changing?