The Definitive Program for Aspiring College and University Presidents

Pathway to the Presidency

The AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education is designed for small groups of select participants who aspire to presidencies at four-year public research universities and regional comprehensive institutions.

About the Institute

The Institute Advantage

“The Leadership Institute is a remarkable program. I gained valuable insights about the Presidential process. I encourage others to consider this great program.”

Dr. Felecia Nave, President
Alcorn State University
Institute Cohort Class of 2019

“The opportunity to learn from national leaders in higher education and to benefit from the experience of current presidents and board members was invaluable.”

Dr. Lynn Mahoney, President
San Francisco State University
Institute Cohort Class of 2019

“The leaders and presenters were top-notch. It was very helpful to interact with so many current and former presidents and trustees.”

Dr. John Jablonski, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Adirondack Community College
Institute Cohort Class of 2019

“The institute was a meaningful and invaluable experience.”

Dr. Thomas Gibson, Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Institute Cohort Class of 2019

“I feel so much more prepared for my next career steps, and so much richer for knowing the other members of my cohort.”

Dr. Brock Tessman, Deputy Commissioner for Academic, Research, and Academic Affairs
Montana University System
Institute Cohort Class of 2019

“This was an amazing opportunity and experience. I am so grateful.”

Dr. David Rosowsky, Vice President for Research
Kansas State University
Institute Cohort Class of 2019

“This program is the most robust professional training experience I have had collectively between my Fortune 10 and Academe experiences!”

Dr. Kim LaFevor, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
Athens State University
Institute Cohort Class of 2019

“The Institute was very helpful to me by providing access to highly experienced former presidents who shared insights tailored to my personal skills and aspirations. ”

Dr. James Lentini, President
Molloy College
Institute Cohort Class of 2019

The Institute Experience

One-on-One Mentoring Sessions

On-Campus Presidential Shadowing

Two 3-Day Symposia

Registration at Conference on Trusteeship

Counsel on Search Preparation

Individualized Learning

Access to National Higher Ed. Leaders

Real-Time Industry Knowledge

Practical Skill Building

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