Trustee Quarterly

The Financial Conundrum: Sacrificing Affordability (Case Study)

This case is provided as a tool to foster discussion of governance issues related to budget management.

The Generational Difference

Paul Carlsen

Lessons learned when a campus transitioned from a baby boomer CEO to a millennial.

The Making of a Community College Trustee: Chapter One

Eduardo Marti

The orientation experience is seen through the eyes of fictitious trustee Pam Schier.

The Making of a Community College Trustee: Chapter Three

Eduardo Marti

Board Chair Charles Frazier explains the nuances of board service to new trustee Pam Schier. 

The Making of a Community College Trustee: Chapter Two

Eduardo Marti

Fictional trustee Pam Schier attends her first committee and board meetings — and comes away with more questions than answers.

The Road Ahead for Higher Education: Anything but Normal

Travis Reindl

There has been a good deal of talk in recent months about a “new normal” for states and their higher education systems. But how do we define this new normal? More importantly, what does it mean for governors and trustees?

The Single-Issue Trustee: Champion or Distraction? (Case Study)

This case is provided as a tool to foster discussion of important governance issues.

Case #1: Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen was one month shy of her first year anniversary as a trustee at South State Community College. Having served as a faculty member for over 35 years before retiring, there was no doubt about her love for and commitment to the community college, but her knowledge and connections to the college were both a strength and a weakness. At every meeting, Mary Ellen would indicate that she was serving on the board to protect students and faculty from the administration and trustees who came out of the business community and did not understand academic freedom. It was clear that she still saw herself as a champion representing the faculty, and every board action had to meet the litmus test of supporting their interests. Mary Ellen attended faculty senate meetings and met weekly with faculty colleagues to review the board agenda and other matters.

Three Principles of Trustee Leadership

Bruce Leslie

Alamo Colleges’ chancellor outlines three key factors that determine whether institutions ‘flourish or fail.'

Trust During a Time of Crisis

Norma W. Goldstein

Backed by their boards, presidents implement emergency plans.

Trustee Quarterly: Fall 2022

A Changing Landscape:

2022 ACCT Congress speakers discuss challenges and opportunities for community colleges, their leaders, and their students.