Board Governance at a Crossroads: Addressing Leadership, Competitive, and Risk Management Challenges During a Time of Change

November 2013
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Summary

More than ever, colleges and universities must change and adapt, making board of trustee governance more challenging than ever. Several issues stand out as especially significant: the need for more engaged, informed trustee leadership, particularly in the realms of succession planning; maintaining the institution’s overall competitiveness in the face of globalization pressures, technological advances, and new price competition; and managing the many dimensions of risk—from financial to legal to reputational.