Jill T. Derby

Governance Consultant at Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Jill T. Derby

Jill T. Derby

Governance Consultant at Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Biography

Dr. Jill Derby has nearly 30 years’ experience working nationally and internationally in higher education governance. In 2011 she received a U.S. Senate appointment to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, which counsels the U.S. Secretary of Education on higher education.

Derby currently serves as the chair of the American University of Iraq in Kurdistan and in 2015 was a keynote speaker on the topic of governance at the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Higher Education Summit in Abu Dhabi. She is the vice chair of the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, a centrist think tank for economic and educational policy in Nevada. Between 1988 and 2006, she served on the Nevada Board of Regents, including three terms as board chair.

As chair of the Nevada Board of Regents, Derby provided critical leadership during a period of rapid growth. She led the initiative to establish Nevada’s first state college, created a board development committee to improve board performance, focused the board’s attention on statewide strategic planning during a transition of system heads.

Before and while serving on the Nevada Board of Regents, Derby was involved in policy making at the state level, serving on the Nevada Supreme Court Gender Bias Task Force, the State Judicial Selection Commission, and the Nevada Humanities Commission. She served on the gubernatorial transition team in 2007, the Nevada Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education Reform in 2010, and to a statewide Community College Task Force in 2011.

Derby received her B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and both her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, all in cultural anthropology.

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Former President at Lafayette College

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Senior Advisor at Ralph C Wilson Foundation

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Co-Founder at Latimer Education, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Southern New Hampshire University

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Co-Founder at American Council of Trustees and Alumni

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Faculty Member, Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford University - Center for the Study of Language and Information

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Chief Executive Officer & Chancellor at Keiser University

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President at College of Southern Nevada

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President at Miles College

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Secretary Treasurer at Western Association of Schools & Colleges

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Governance Consultant at Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
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Governance Consultant
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The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the only national association that serves the interests and needs of academic governing boards, boards of institutionally related foundations, and campus CEOs and other senior-level campus administrators on issues related to higher education governance and leadership. Its mission is to strengthen, protect, and advocate on behalf of citizen trusteeship that supports and advances higher education.

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Member, National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality & Integrity
Current

US Department of Education promotes student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness. Its publications include a list of titles aimed at educators, students, parents, and administrators. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member, Board of Regents
Prior
Political Donations
$100
2015

Former Senator from Nevada

$250
2012

Former President of United States

$500
2010

Former Senator from Nevada

Political Donations Received
$2,300
2008
$250
2008
$288
2008
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