The Trusteeship Podcast from the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) provides perspective on the issues facing the nation's universities and colleges. Through insider insight and expert analysis, AGB's podcast helps leaders in this vital sector advance the public trust in higher education.
Higher Education and Democracy: A Call to Action for Governing Boards
Growing political intrusion into higher education, insufficient preparedness to address demographic shifts impacting campus communities, and public skepticism regarding the value of higher education have the potential to weaken our colleges and universities and severely limit their ability to serve our country and its strategic interests if left unaddressed. In his Trusteeship article, “American Democracy Is in Jeopardy,” AGB President and CEO Henry Stoever calls on higher education governing boards to provide strategic leadership to address the threats to American democracy and our country’s economy.
In this podcast, Trusteeship magazine editor in chief Carol Schuler talks with Stoever and AGB Senior Fellow and Senior Consultant Ellen Chaffee about what board members can do to become more educated, informed, and inspired to discuss and address these issues.
Enrollment Strategies for Boards
Demographic and market changes are having a serious impact on higher education enrollment. Board members need a solid understanding of their institution’s marketing position and reputation, as well as of the relationship between institutional mission and enrollment strategies. In this podcast, AGB Associate Vice President for Content Strategy and Development Cristin Toutsi Grigos speaks with RNL Vice President Lew Sanborne, who leads strategic enrollment planning, and Eric Groves, RNL’s Senior Vice President of Campus Partnerships about what board members can do to understand more about enrollment and how to support strategies at their institutions or within their systems.
What Boards Need to Know about Real Estate Optimization: Driving Stronger Performance in Higher Education
By taking proactive and strategic approaches to their leased and owned real estate holdings, colleges and universities can generate the liquidity and occupancy-costs savings they need to support their ongoing business strategies. In this podcast, Helen Drinan, president emerita of Simmons University and current interim president of Cabrini College, A&G Real Estate Partners Co-president Emilio Amendola, and Cambridge College Provost Stephen Healey discuss practical approaches to real-estate portfolio optimization, and how boards can think strategically about their properties.
Campus Activism and Protests: How to Use the Summer Holidays to Prepare
With an expected higher level of student activism when students return to campus in the fall, what can institutions expect and how can governing boards and administrations plan—together—to be prepared? In this podcast, Simon Barker and Pam Roskowski from the Blue Moon Consulting Group discuss with AGB’s Morgan Alexander how the upcoming fall semester may bring challenges, and how boards plan to address these challenges over the summer.
Endowment Management for Higher Education
AGB recently released the second edition of Endowment Management for Higher Education. Since the first edition was published in 2017, the COVID-19 pandemic provided a quick stress test for endowments. In this podcast, AGB’s Executive Director of Philanthropic Governance David Bass discusses with Nikki Kraus, coauthor of the publication and Chief Client Officer of Strategic Investment Group, and Horacio Valerias, Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Global Partners and a member of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, how the environment in which investment committees operate today is different from the prepandemic era and some of the most important lessons learned in recent years.
Board Leadership in Uncertain Times
In today’s uncertain higher education environment, colleges and universities rely on forward-looking governing boards to respond to rapidly evolving issues and challenges. Trustees must stay on top of strategic issues affecting their institutions and actively engage with their administration teams to ensure institutional success. In this podcast, AGB Senior Consultant Steven Golding speaks with Huron Consulting Group’s Jim Roth, CEO, and Jaime Ontiveros, a managing director for the higher education practice, about the challenges facing higher education boards today and how boards can best address a growing number of issues.
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