Trusteeship: July/August

Volume 30,  Number 4   //    July/August 2022

Table of Contents 




Pandemic Leadership: Lessons Learned at Six Institutions
By David Tobenkin

Leaders pivoted quickly to negotiate the pandemic, but many lessons learned have lasting value. This article explores how the leadership at six institutions responded to the needs of their campuses, tested the bounds and effectiveness of governance models, and innovated new services to help students adapt to unprecedented challenges.

A Fortunate Dilemma: How HBCUs Leveraged a $560 Million Windfall
By Christopher Connell

MacKenzie Scott has surprised many Historically Black Colleges and Universities with gifts ranging from $4 million to $50 million. Windfalls that might never happen again, these gifts are transforming institutions under the insightful leadership of HBCU presidents and boards.

Post Covid, Managing Risks Is More Important Than Ever
By Christopher Connell

The COVID pandemic changed the world. Now, college and university leaders must assess not only what worked, but how the crisis redefined key strategic issues going forward.


Sponsored Content


Building a More Sustainable Financial Model for Colleges and Universities
By Tim Walsh, Jaime Ontiveros, and Robert Spencer

Convened by AGB and Huron, a new Council of Finance Committee Chairs is discussing major financial issues in higher education and the role of trustees in helping college and university leaders address them.


Departments and Columns


On My Agenda
Making Time for Personalized Board Governance Education
By Henry Stoever

News in Brief 
A sampling of national higher education news

Inside AGB

  • AGB Board Welcomes Three New Members
  • New Publication Examines Freedom of Speech and DEI on Campus

Legal Standpoint
When and How to Report Bad News
By Steve Dunham

Foundations of Consequence
Thoughtful Plans, Concrete Actions: How The Evergreen State College Foundation’s Board of Governors is Leading for Equity
By Emily Schuster

Send in the Guardians
By Jill Derby

Focus on the Presidency
The Role of the University Board of Trustees
By William R. Harvey

From the Board Chair
The Changing Market for Higher Education Requires a Closer Look Within
By Nicole Washington

A Question For… 
Aristide J. Collins, Jr.
How Can Institutions Keep Former Trustees Engaged?
By Cristin Toutsi Grigos