Trusteeship: May/June

Volume 27,  Number 3   //    May/June 2019

Table of Contents 



Mergers and Affiliations 
By Rick Beyer

Increasing numbers of institutions are closing in the face of financial strain. Some are finding ways to continue advancing their missions through innovation and objective decision making. What role does the board play during these disruptive times?

College Endowments and Controversy
By Sandy Baum, PhD

Trustees should have a clear understanding of how endowments are distributed across colleges and universities and how institutional wealth is related to student demographics and student aid practices.

In Support of Civil Education 
By John Ottenhoff, PhD

A new AGB advisory statement urges higher education leaders to recommit to the ideal of the college or university dedicated to promoting democratic values.

By Kim Krisberg

Why are some for-profit colleges changing their tax status to become nonprofits? Proponents say it is in recognition of the importance of mission. Critics maintain that it’s a ploy to outrun criticism of predatory operating practices.

Designing Trustee Meetings That Matter
By William E. Troutt, PhD

A well-designed board meeting can serve as the well-spring for a high level of board engagement and organizational alignment, ensuring a disciplined focus on the “right” questions.


On My Agenda 
Perhaps Not So Simple
By Richard D. Legon

Legal Standpoint 
Risk Management and the Law
By Steve Dunham

Foundations of Consequence 
AI and the Art of Fundraising
By Jeffrey E. Kinard

Focus on the Presidency
Six Things to Offer Your New College President
By Jonathan D. Green, DMA

View from the Board Chair
Reimagining Public Higher Education System
By Michael Vekich

A Question For… 
Charles R. Middleton, PhD
How Can Trustees Support the LGBTQIA Community?