New Faculty Members Named to the AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education

The AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education is pleased to announce the addition of four pre-eminent higher education leaders to its faculty roster. The new faculty members bring decades of combined leadership and policy expertise to the institute, and include a former institute fellow who achieved a chancellorship following his participation in the program.

AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance faculty are responsible for developing and implementing the curriculum for the six-month program that prepares individuals for a higher education presidency. They also serve as expert mentors to institute fellows. Since its inception in 2018, about 20 percent of program graduates have been named to higher education presidencies.

The new faculty members are:

Dr. Aristide J. Collins, Jr.
Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief of Staff
Strada Education Foundation

Dr. Thomas Gibson
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Former AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance Fellow

Dr. James T. Harris, III
President; Professor of Education
University of San Diego

Ms. Cristin Toutsi Grigos
Vice President for Content & Program Strategy
Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges (AGB)

“As the field of higher education continues to adapt to internal and external influences, it is critical to bring voices to the institute who can speak both to the legacy of higher education leaders, as well as the future of leadership and governance among administrators,” said Melinda Leonardo, AGB Institute program coordinator. “Our new faculty members, all of whom have either participated in the institute or have been involved with its activities for many years, recognize the uniqueness of our program and are dedicated to supporting and guiding participants on their career journeys.”

See the full list of faculty and guest presenters.

Now entering its fifth year, the AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance has supported the professional development and training of individuals who wish to achieve a university or college presidency, an office that continues to transform as institutions emerge from a three-year pandemic, grapple with high-profile crises and strive to meet the needs of the changing student demographic.

Posted on 09.14.2023