Board Governance

Higher ed finds itself at a crossroads when it comes to many things, but at the root of its troubles is ineffective board governance.  One must look no further than the recent headlines — sexual assault at Michigan State and its former president brought up on charges of lying to police, or the University of Maryland’s issues with the death of a football player and its board overruling its president about firing the coach.

Governance has failed at some institutions, and board members, as fiduciaries of their institutions, have a legal responsibility for the university. board-rules-of-engagementIt doesn’t matter whether you were a political appointee to a public university board or a trustee because you belong to the same church.  You are responsible for the actions of that university, and can be held personally responsible and legally liable.

TCL has worked with and been on multiple boards, and we can help you to gain a better understanding of your roles and responsibilities, how to work better with one another and the leadership team, and get you focused on what is important to drive your institution to sustainability.

It all starts at the top. As a board member, you set the tone for the institution. Are you in harmony, or off key? Take our quick survey below to find out. Or if you’d like to jump in head first, please fill out your email address here for a free 30-minute consultation with The Change Leader.