Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system. Its responsibilities include approving and overseeing academic and fiscal policies, program review, and considering awards of tenure. The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustee’s goal is to advance the university’s overarching mission of improving the quality of life in the Commonwealth and the world through excellence in education, research and service.

The Board consists of 17 members appointed by the Governor and five student trustees, with one student trustee elected from each campus. Non-student members serve on a voluntary basis for two five-year terms. Student members serve one-year terms, with two being designated as voting members each year on a rotating basis by campus.

For more information on the Board and its responsibilities, see Chapter 75: University of Massachusetts of the Massachusetts Legislature's General Laws.