Grand jury report criticizes Peralta Community College District

The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees has been roiled by conflict amid ongoing financial problems, according to a recent Alameda County civil grand jury report.


Professors, students at UNC Chapel Hill demand transparency about journalist's tenure bid

Professors and students at UNC Chapel Hill demand to know why journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones was not offered tenure. The university and its governing board still aren't saying much at all.


Trustees growing increasingly worried about the future of higher education in the U.S., polling shows

More than 40 percent of trustees are now very concerned about the future of higher education, up 14 points from last year, according to a survey.


Could Wayne State be paralyzed for a year?

As friction on Wayne State's governing board ratchets up, some suggest waiting for the 2020 election is the only way to solve the problem. But can a university operate in neutral for a year?


USC Board of Trustees to undergo major changes in the wake of recent scandals

Scandal-plagued University of Southern California has a new president coming in, but many believe the institution can't really change without a true overhaul of its large and quarrelsome Board of Trustees.


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.

Cover images: How to Run a College and How University Boards Work

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.



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