Serving on a higher education institution board

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Higher education board guidebook


Serving on the board of a college or university is both an honor and a responsibility. As a trustee, you must remain focused on providing good stewardship of the institution’s mission, reputation and resources. The responsibility that comes with providing this stewardship need not be overwhelming; when you begin your board tenure with a solid overview of what you need to know and what will be expected of you, your orientation to trusteeship should go smoothly.


What’s in the guidebook?

  • Trustee roles, responsibilities, and liabilities   
  • Keeping the board effective
  • Accountability and integrity
  • Financial stewardship
  • Operating procedures