Dobbins Selected to Participate in President’s Institute on Trusteeship

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Aug. 20, 2004 – Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University, was invited to participate this summer in the President’s Institute on Trusteeship, a new initiative of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

The institute, which was by invitation only, was held in Aspen, Colo.

In partnership with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC), the Association of Governing Boards offered this first in a series of institutes focused on responsibilities of chief executives for the health of their governing boards.

This institute comprised a small group of about 30 AASCU presidents and chancellors who work directly with campus or system governing boards. The goal is to assess the current state of trusteeship and governance at participating institutions – and to craft specific plans for board education and development.

The Mellon Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York covered costs of participating.