Selection Criteria

Participants will be selected for the Institute by a committee which includes Former Presidents and Chancellors, members of the AGB Search Board of Directors, and AGB Search Leaders.  Selection criteria focus on the applicant’s professional experience in higher education or a related field that demonstrates increasing levels of responsibility.  Current/recent experience as a provost/vice president for academic affairs, dean, C-level administrator, or similar role is preferred.  Candidates also must possess:

  • Demonstrated achievements with initiatives or projects within administrative areas of responsibility
  • Interest in and commitment to addressing current issues and challenges in higher education leadership and governance
  • Support from at least five (5) references that attest to the individual’s readiness and promise to serve as a college or university president

Institute Fee

The Institute fee is set at $8,000; fellowships in the amount of $3,000 per candidate are available. The fee includes attendance at all sessions of the Institute, as well as hotel accommodations for the two symposia and the AGB National Conference.  Participants will pay for their own travel to New York, Washington, D.C., and Orlando. If the institutions where participants are employed are members of AGB, there will be a five percent discount on the registration fee.

Application Form

New application deadline: November 28, 2018.

Applicants are asked to submit the following information and documents to be considered for the AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance. Submit applications online by the early action deadline of November 1, 2018.

Curriculum Vitae
Applications must include a professional resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes (but is not limited to) information regarding academic and administrative positions, teaching and scholarship, and an individual’s education.

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Please respond to the following questions in 1,000 words (total) or less:

A. Provide a snapshot of your current position (role and institution) and your future goals/aspirations in higher education. How will the Institute assist you in the next steps towards your own career goals?
B. What are the most challenging leadership/management situations you have recently faced and how did you work through these challenges?
C. What qualities, talents and skills do you believe are most important for today’s college/university president? Why?
D. What is your leadership style?
E. What personal experience do you have with governing boards? Please elaborate.

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Submit a list of five (5) professional references (name, position, organization, phone and email address), including two (2) letters of reference.

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Download a PDF of this application here.