May June Issue
Volume 28, Number 3 // May/June 2020
Table of Contents
By David Tobenkin
As competition for students increases due to changing demographics of the traditional college-age population, some colleges and universities have closed or merged with other institutions. Boards of trustees that find their higher education institutions in a financial position that seems unsustainable long term may have to make a decision to close their campus or affiliate or merge with another.
By Larry Shinn
Those providing leadership for colleges and universities in the United States are facing increasingly complex and unrelenting challenges. The urgency and magnitude of these external forces require holistic, well-informed, strategic thinking, and decision making by trustees, administrators, and faculty—collaborating together—that can produce truly innovative solutions.
By Christopher Connell
AGB honors the six winners of the 2019–2020 AGB John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership, an honor for boards who have demonstrated backbone, foresightedness, and determination in fulfilling their role as the financial stewards of their institution’s future as well as their current course.
By Cathy Trower
The pandemic has forced many to adapt quickly. This includes boards moving from face-to-face to virtual meetings. This article offers advice to move board meetings into virtual settings quickly and efficiently.
By Charlotte West
As it became clear that most colleges and universities won’t reopen their campuses before fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, senior leadership at institutions around the country faced the difficult decision of whether to cancel their traditional graduation ceremonies. Many campuses are turning to virtual commencements to celebrate the class of 2020, with plans to hold in-person events later in the year.
On My Agenda
By Henry Stoever
Strategic Board Leadership in a Time of Crisis
News in Brief
A sampling of national higher education news
By Steve Dunham
Myths about Lawyers
By Patrice Harris
Coordinated Response to Coronavirus Offers Best Path Forward
Focus on the Presidency
By Mary Cullinan
How Do We Meet Our Mission during a Pandemic?
View from the Board Chair
By Claudia Puig
Adaptability Fosters Resilience
- AGB Assists Boards with COVID-19
- New Books Forthcoming from AGB
- Upcoming Webinars
A Question For Martha Johnson
How Did the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Students Studying Abroad?