Trusteeship: March/April

Volume 27,  Number 2   //    March/April 2019

Table of Contents 




Addressing Crises

In the wake of the recent admissions scandal and other crises that have engulfed higher education, AGB convened a webinar entitled Institutions in Crisis: Risk and Responsibility for Higher Education Governance. Trusteeship distills the discussion here.

How Should Boards Respond to Disruption?
By Peter Smith

From nontraditional students and classroom models to the programs and services that support institutions, today’s colleges and universities are facing major disruption. How can higher education leaders respond to this multidimensional sea change?

Creating Inclusive Board Cultures
By Bethami A. Dobkin

The board that embraces diversity, engages in meaningful dialogue and constructive debate, and cultivates an inclusive group culture will more likely benefit from the full experiences and knowledge of its members.

Some Reflections

As he prepares for retirement, AGB’s president and chief executive officer Richard D. Legon reflects on the state of higher education today and on AGB’s accomplishments and its future.

The Redeployment Challenge
By Kathleen B. Rogers

Declining and shifting enrollment trends raise critical questions for trustees. How will faculty resources be successfully reallocated to new programs with revenue potential, and can tenure commitments continue in programs attracting fewer students than in the past?

Awarding Exceptional Board Governance and Leadership 

The annual John W. Nason Awards honor five boards that are exemplars of innovation, creativity, and leadership.


Legal Standpoint
Compliance Policies and the Law
By Steven Dunham

Focus on the Presidency
University Foundation Dollars: For Now or Forever?
By CherÍ E. O’Neill

View from the Board Chair 
Marshaling Board Leadership in the Face of Disruption
By Marcia P. DeWitt

A Question For…
Paul LeBlanc
How Are Higher Education Institutions Preparing for Nontraditional Students?