Time for Governing Boards to Take the Reins of Equitable Student Success

From a student perception, the role of governing boards in higher education may not be entirely clear. Boards have ongoing communication with executive-level leadership to develop and execute organizational strategies, maintain fiscal responsibility, and strategize around academic programs, but this level of planning does not always translate into a clear path of success for student outcomes. Though public trust in the value of higher education had waned since 2017,

Last week, AGB announced a new initiative with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to guide and support governing boards as they tackle the issue of equitable student success. Equity for students at colleges and universities means many things, including increasing access to higher education for students from all backgrounds, establishing equitable leadership structures and policies, and developing inclusive curriculum. In an interview with Higher Ed Dive, AGB Senior Consultant/AGB Search Executive Search Consultant Carlton Brown and AGB President and CEO Henry Stoever outlined the initiative’s creation and process, why equitable student success should be a goal for governing boards, and what steps they can take to achieve it.

Read the interview here.

Posted on 04.06.2022