The AGB Institute for Leadership and Governance in Higher Education is a collaborative venture of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), AGB Search, the Rockefeller Institute of Government (SUNY), and the University at Albany (SUNY) School of Education.

Turn Ambition into Reality

It is specifically designed for small groups of select participants aspiring to presidencies at four-year public institutions, both research universities and regional comprehensive institutions.

High-achieving candidates are chosen from the ranks of college and university provosts, CFOs, vice presidents, and other outstanding individuals from both traditional and non-traditional institutional pathways.

The six-month Institute provides you with challenging symposia, interactive webinars, on-campus shadowing experiences with sitting presidents, as well as numerous other leadership and governance-related activities.


Learn from Top Leaders

The Institute will engage you and other select leaders in forums with top higher education leaders to discuss leadership and governance challenges facing institutions of higher learning. They will share their perspectives on essential skills you will need to confront the relentlessly evolving higher education environment.

The Institute also will connect you with sitting presidents of colleges and universities. They will engage you in discussions and analyses of case studies that will illuminate approaches taken by successful higher education leaders.

And finally, the Institute will provide you with opportunities to engage with AGB Search executive consultants.  They will help you to refine your search materials and prepare you to participate in presidential searches.