AGB Vision, Mission & Values


College, university, and foundation board members are indispensable, strategic partners with institutions to fulfill their unique commitments to society, advance student success and well-being, and enhance institutional vitality.


AGB empowers college, university, and foundation boards and board members to govern with knowledge and confidence, providing guidance and thought leadership through expert services and resources.


  • Dedication to the development of the institution of citizen trusteeship in higher education

  • Dedication to the development of consequential, strategic governance through promotion of genuine thought partnership between board members and the chief executives of their institutions or foundations

  • Commitment to the principles of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Responsive and high-quality service for our members

  • Respect for members and colleagues in all interactions and transactions

  • Collaboration within AGB and with other organizations

  • Adherence to the highest ethical, legal, and moral standards in all