Trusteeship: July/August 2023

Volume 31,  Number 4   //    July/August 2023

Table of Contents 



Effective Transition Planning
The Foundation for Presidential Success

By Shannon McCambridge and Melissa K. Trotta

Successful presidential transitions are essential. They not only impact a new president’s success and satisfaction, but also influence an institution’s mission, culture, stakeholders, goals, strategic priorities, and sustainability.

The End of Race-Based Admissions
Looking Back to Look Ahead

By Andrew Lounder

Understanding the current legal context can help boards address important questions at their institutions.

A One-Page Strategic Plan
A Non-Traditional Approach to Strategic Planning

By David G. Horner

Every college or university needs a strategy. David Horner, president of the American University of Greece, shares his approach to distilling a strategic plan into a document that stakeholders can quickly understand and reference to move the institution forward.

Student Talent Helps Brandeis Put Data to Work

By Jessica Leibovitz and Tim Hickey

Higher education generates huge amounts of data, yet it often lags behind in putting it to work. The solution could be right in front of campus leaders—top-performing students eager for experience.

Meeting the Needs and Expectations of Generation Z
A Role for Trustees

By Scott A. Bass

The “bureaucratic silos” at colleges and universities can too often leave students frustrated and discouraged over delays and inconsistencies in getting their questions answered and needs met. Connecting records among offices is key to meeting student expectations.


Sponsored Content


Why Campuses Cannot Put All of Their Eggs in One Basket

By Linda Hoopes

With more institutions struggling to stay afloat, diversification of revenue streams is not only a good idea—it is necessary for sustainability.


Departments and Columns


News in Brief
A sampling of national higher education news

Inside AGB
Inaugural Class Completes Board Professional Certificate Program

Legal Standpoint
IRS Weighs In on Name, Image, and Likeness Collectives
By Margaret Jarrell-Cole

Getting Off to a Good Start with a New President
By Richard Chait

View from the Board Chair
When Fear Is the Enemy, Speed Is Our Friend
By J. Thomas Jones

A Question for…
Matthew Shank, Ph.D.
A Perspective on the Future of Race-Based Admissions
By Carol Schuler