Oklahoma State System of Higher Education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson was recently appointed to the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) Council of Presidents.
The AGB is a national association that serves the interests and needs of academic governing boards, boards of institutionally related foundations, campus CEOs and other senior-level campus administrators on issues related to higher education governance and leadership.
“This is an honor to be appointed to the AGB Council of Presidents,” said Johnson. “I look forward to working with the other members of the council on national issues important to higher education to ensure the success of Oklahoma’s – and the nation’s – colleges and universities.”
AGB’s Council of Presidents is a standing advisory group of college, university and system chief executives who provide guidance to the association on issues, trends and practices related to higher education and citizen trusteeship. Council members are eminent professional leaders in higher education and are highly knowledgeable about the roles, responsibilities and practices of effective governance. The council meets annually.
Johnson became chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education in January 2007, following a national search. Before assuming the role of chancellor, Johnson served as the 16th president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant for 10 years. During 1996-97, he served as the director of public policy at the University of Oklahoma and as an adjunct professor of law at the OU College of Law. Prior to his work at OU, Johnson served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1982 to 1996 and was speaker of the House from 1990 to 1996. At the time of his election as speaker, he was the youngest sitting speaker in the United States.Since 1921, the AGB has had one mission: to strengthen and protect the country’s unique form of institutional governance through its research, services and advocacy. Serving more than 1,250 member boards, 1,900 institutions and 36,000 individuals, AGB is the only national organization providing university and college presidents, board chairs, trustees, and board professionals of both public and private institutions and institutionally related foundations with resources that enhance their effectiveness.