Executive Vice President

Position Details

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) has appointed Mary Papazian, PhD, as executive vice president. Dr. Papazian, a two-time former university president with extensive board experience, will orchestrate AGB’s strategic planning processes to strengthen members’ satisfaction with AGB, engage with media and external stakeholders to advance the association’s thought leadership, and oversee partnerships with grantmakers and subject matter experts to expand reach and impact. Most recently, Dr. Papazian was interim CEO of the Business-Higher Education Forum, a nonprofit membership organization that connects higher education institutions to business talent. Previously, Papazian was the third woman to lead San José State University (SJSU), serving as president from 2016 to 2021. Dr. Papazian earned her PhD, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees from UCLA, focusing on English literature. Read more