Trusteeship: July/August 2019

Volume 27,  Number 4   //    July/August 2019

Table of Contents


Embracing Equity
By Kim Krisberg
Shifting demographics are changing the course of higher education yet trustees are largely absent from efforts designed to ensure equity among an increasingly diverse student body. A new collaborate aims to redress that dynamic.

Leadership in a Time of Crisis
By Terrence MacTaggart, PhD
While boards have a responsibility to exercise sound crisis leadership they are sometimes blind to the potential for a serious crisis. The current crises engulfing higher education call for greater integrity and a heightened sense of responsibility. 

A New Way to Gauge Student Success Rates 
By Terry W. Hartle 
Through the innovative Student Achievement Measure (SAM) colleges and universities can glean a more accurate picture of their student populations than what is permitted by flawed federal graduation rate data. 

The LBGTQ Glass Ceiling: When Will it Be Dismantled? 
By Jeffrey B. Trammell 
The presidencies of universities and colleges are largely the province of those assumed to be heterosexual. That is a fact borne out by history as well as by today’s scant numbers of LGBTQ academic leaders. 

Demystifying Rankings and Ratings 
By Steven C. Bahls, JD 
Most board members have mixed feelings about rankings and ratings but are anxious to compare their institutions with others. What do board members need to know about these third-party evaluations, including when they add value and when they don’t? 


On My Agenda 
By Henry Stoever 
AGB’s new president looks forward to the association’s next chapter. 

Perspective on the News 
A sampling of national higher education news 

Legal Standpoint 
By Steven Dunham, JD 
Governance and the Law 

Foundations of Consequence 
By Gretchen E. Buhlig and Mark Antonucci, EdD 
Engaging the Next Generation Donor 

Focus on the Presidency 
By Steve W. Wrigley, PhD 
Linking Educational Attainment and Economic Prosperity 

View from the Board Chair 
By Stephen T. Golding 
Exercising Our Most Important Fiduciary Responsibilities 

Inside AGB 
AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education Prepares Future Presidents to Thrive; New AGB Board Officers 

A Question For…
Martin Dinan
How Can Higher Education Institutions Support Student Veterans?