Removal of USC business school dean prompts outrage and questions

At University of Southern California, some donors and trustees join with students and professors to demand that dean be kept in his job. Rancor is so intense that trustees have gone public with anger over dismissal.

Leader of trustee group received nearly $2 million in 2016

Over course of 11 years, AGB president Richard Legon earned nearly $1.4 million for a lump-sum payout, nearly tripling his salary and benefits in 2016 -- to just under $2 million.

Oklahoma City University's next president is a former trustee and energy executive

Oklahoma City University raised eyebrows when it picked a trustee and search committee member as its next president. But nontraditional presidents are common in the state.

New books examine college governance and how it can adapt to changing times

Authors break down the basics of university governance but can't resist looking at the big picture.

Trustees face pressure to resign at Michigan State, but it's hard to force out boards

Michigan State board members face calls for their resignation in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal, but it's hard to force out boards. Some say that's for good reason.

Cosby trial calls into question trustee ethics

Bill Cosby’s lawyers argued in his recent sexual assault case that he had a consensual relationship with a Temple University employee while he was a trustee -- but experts say that still crosses a line.

Accreditor examines Alabama's public university governance

The governor’s heavy involvement in public college and university boards gives Southern quality-assurance agency pause.

Chicago State struggles under questions of enrollment, finance, leadership


“I just wonder how long we can go,” one faculty member at the financially struggling public university says.

Survey of presidents and board members suggests shared governance matters to them but could be improved upon

Survey of presidents and trustees shows they value relationships with faculty members and want to improve them, but within some limits.

Report outlines trustee frustrations over transparency and finances

Board members at comprehensive universities are often frustrated by their own lack of knowledge or understanding about the institutions they're tasked with leading, a new report finds.


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