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Navigating Turbulence: Modern Strategy for Presidents and Trustees - For Public Institutions


Now more than ever, trustees need clarity on how to support the strategic direction of their institutions.

While board members bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields, it is often challenging for them to contribute meaningfully without a background in higher-education planning and processes.

In this second part of The Chronicle and AGB’s series for trustees and presidents, a panel of experts, led by Liz McMillen and Paul Friga, will discuss key topics for board members at public institutions, including institutional finances, student recruitment and enrollment, and responsiveness to the needs of underserved communities.

Join this coming webinar, “Navigating Turbulence: Modern Strategy for Presidents and Trustees,” on Wednesday, January 10 at 2 p.m. ET.

Hosted in Partnership With The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges AGB


  • Liz McMillen, executive editor, Chronicle Intelligence
  • Paul Friga, clinical associate professor of strategy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; strategy-practice area leader and senior consultant, AGB


  • Mark Becker, Ph.D., president, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

This webinar is part of a series dedicated to modern strategy in higher education jointly offered by The Chronicle of Higher Education and AGB. There will be a subsequent webinar about public-university strategies leading up to our joint trusteeship training, The Strategy Symposium, May 29-31, in beautiful Puerto Rico — limited spots are available, more information here.


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