Richard Legon

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Position: President

Organization: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Location: Washington, DC

Richard Legon is a member of the Advisory Committee on Self-Regulation.

Richard Legon was named president of the Association of Governing Boards in January 2006.  His 30 years working with boards in higher education and in other types of charitable organizations includes extensive experience focused on a board’s responsibilities in the areas of fund-raising and finance. He coordinated the development of the AGB’s handbook for foundation boards, and is the editor of the association’s follow-up handbook for foundation boards.  Mr. Legon authored two booklets in AGB’s Board Basics Series:  “Governing Board and Foundation Board Relations” and “The Board’s Role in Fund-Raising.” He received an M.P.A. from George Washington University and is a former trustee of the University of Charleston (West Virginia).

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