Trusteeship: May/June

Volume 22,  Number 3   //    May/June 2014

Table of Contents 



Why Boards Must Become Diversity Stewards

Several experts at AGB’s National Conference on Trusteeship tackled the key issues of higher education diversity and inclusivity and offered suggestions for how boards can be effective stewards of diversity on their own campuses.

Diversity, Access, and the American Dream
By Freeman A. Hrabowski III

For decades, higher education has been an engine of the American dream. Yet for all the progress that colleges and universities have made in enrolling students from diverse backgrounds, how do we continue to increase access for and ensure the success of students today—especially those who are economically disadvantaged? What questions should boards be asking?

Looking in the Mirror: A Board Chair Sees His Reflection in First-Generation Students
By Luis Faura

Once first-generation and Latino students are in the higher education system, what are we doing to help them succeed through to graduation and beyond? Who is there supporting them or explaining to their parents what it actually takes to do the work and earn that degree? The board chair at the University of La Verne responds.

LGBT Challenges in Higher Education Today: 5 Core Principles for Success
By Jeffrey B. Trammell

The nation and its institutions of higher education are in the midst of a social awakening as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans move toward full acceptance. There are five core principles that will help the leadership of universities and colleges succeed in meeting important institutional goals during this time of change.

An Interfaith Dialogue for the 21st-Century Campus
By Leo M. Lambert and Jeff P. Stein

Elon University has grown from a small college founded by the United Church of Christ to a mid-sized university serving students from all over the nation and globe. It has done so while cultivating a vibrant program of religious and spiritual life for a student body that reflects an increasing-ly multi-ethnic and religiously diverse culture. How has it managed such a transformation? And what can other institutions learn from it?


Losing Ground on Risk Assessment
By Kristen Hodge-Clark

Trusteeship Trends
Nationwide Study Illuminates Patterns in Endowment Management
By John D. Walda and Verne O. Sedlacek

Legal Standpoint
Sexual Violence on Campus
By Lawrence White

Focus on the Presidency
Entrepreneurship Is Not Just for Entrepreneurs
By Barry Glassner

View from the Board Chair
Putting Student Success First amidst Fiscal Challenges
By Marvin E. “Bunky” Wright

A Question For…
Neil Gross
Is There a Real Liberal Bias in Higher Ed?