Higher Education Committee

I. Purpose

AGA’s Higher Education Committee seeks to increase interest in careers in public service, to share with students the benefits of professional certification and the importance of joining a professional organization like AGA, and to encourage institutions of higher learning to offer and/or expand governmental financial management courses.

II. Objectives

  1. Promote careers in public service, particularly in government financial management, among college and university students.
  2. Encourage participation of academic professionals and their students in AGA programs and activities.
  3. Advance the CGFM as the preferred certification for government accountability professionals for students seeking to differentiate themselves in the market.
  4. Encourage the inclusion of government financial management content in the curriculum at institutions of higher learning.
  5. Encourage government financial management research among academic professionals and students in institutions of higher learning.

III. Authority

The Higher Education Committee is a standing committee of AGA and reports to the National Executive Committee (NEC).

IV. Structure

The committee shall consist of nine to 12 members (including the chair). The national president shall appoint the committee’s chair and members in accordance with AGA Bylaws.

Committee members shall be appointed for a three-year staggered term and may be reappointed for an additional three-year term. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms. The chair shall be appointed for a one-year term and may be reappointed for additional terms in that capacity. At least 50 percent of committee members will be academics (including adjuncts), and all members will be knowledgeable about the academic environment. In addition to the nine to 12 members, AGA's director of professional certification and education programs manager shall serve as ex-officio members on the committee.

V. Reporting

The chair of the committee will ensure appropriate work deliverables of the committee are documented and reported to the NEC.