In May 2017, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), in consultation with the In Trust Center, hosted the final gathering of participants in a nine-month project on seminary governance. To read about the wisdom gleaned from this project, see Eliza Smith Brown’s checklist of lessons learned in the Autumn issue of In Trust.



During the governance project, some participants expressed a desire to learn how shared governance is being implemented in other schools. The Resource Consulting team at the In Trust Center often receives questions about shared governance and points theological school leaders to the most pertinent resources from both inside and outside the field of theological education. One resource that the In Trust Center has recently identified on shared governance is a collection of case studies published by The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB).


To learn more about the AGB case studies and other resources on shared governance, or to ask specific questions about this topic, contact the In Trust Center at or 302-654-7770. We welcome the opportunity to be in conversation.