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Headlines show governance failing at prestigious institutions. 
 Beware.  Best practices include conducting annual board training in which board members are re-familiarized with the duties of care, loyalty, and obedience, and introduced to new tools such as the skills matrix for recruiting new board members.

Christian Colleges and Universities: Do You Have a Governance Crisis?

Higher ed is at a crossroads with many things, but especially board governance. One must look no further than the daily headlines — the sexual assault at Michigan State and their interim president’s latest comments about the victims, or the University of Maryland’s issues with the death of a football player and its board overruling […]

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Former board members do not need to stop having an impact.

Support of the University by Former Board Members: A Personal Experience

University board members come and go. In fact, it’s common for a board member to serve a term or two and then disassociate from the school with little involvement and support thereafter.  While serving, some board members only attend board meetings and offer little involvement outside the boardroom. Others are highly involved and engage themselves […]

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Active Board Members Make Schools Great!

What Active Board Members Do Besides Meet

What do active board members do when they are not meeting in session on campus? How do they make a difference for their students? The board members at Yellowstone Christian College, a very small but growing school in Montana, provide an example worthy of imitation: One board member spends massive hours mentoring students on campus. […]

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