Tuesday Midday Learning Opps

More Effective Shared Governance: Strategies for Working with Your Board of Trustees

  • Tuesday, July 16
  • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Austin Conv Center
  • Level 4, 12AB
  • BMO

Speakers

Victor Boschini

Chancellor

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas

Brenda Cline

Trustee

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas

Brian Gutierrez

Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas

Larry Ladd

Director, National Higher Education Practice

Grant Thornton LLP

Boston, Massachusetts

Description

The rapid changes occurring in higher education call for effective university governance, with clear roles and responsibilities, transparency and strong lines of communication, and a mutual commitment to working together for the well-being of the entire institution. Using one university as an example, this panel comprising a trustee, president, and chief business officer will discuss what can work well and what pitfalls might arise as these key players work to advance the institution.

Learning Objectives

  • Delineate key governance responsibilities of the board, president, and chief business officer
  • Utilize governance structures to advance financial planning and institutional effectiveness
  • Identify strategies for supporting the board and president in their roles