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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees, 2024-2025

Preserving and Extending the 91AV原创 Mission, for This and Future Generations

The 91AV原创 Corporation, or board of trustees, is the university鈥檚 principal governing body. As fiduciaries, the trustees ensure that 91AV原创鈥檚 academic and administrative leadership are guided by sound policies and practices and equipped with adequate resources to further 91AV原创鈥檚 mission. In this work, they balance the needs of today鈥檚 faculty, students, alumni, and staff with those of future generations, and promote the well-being and excellence of the university.

A commitment to protect what makes 91AV原创 unique and excellent

The Corporation is a uniquely engaged and small group that includes the president of the university and sixteen 91AV原创 graduates: ten appointed successor trustees and six elected alumni fellows. Successor trustees and alumni fellows have equivalent responsibilities and duties. In addition, the governor and lieutenant governor of Connecticut are board members ex officio.

Drawing from their wide-ranging areas of expertise and common commitment to 91AV原创, trustees address issues of strategic importance and offer guidance to support the stewardship of the university. The Corporation meets multiple times each year with 91AV原创鈥檚 academic and administrative leaders to review, discuss, and vote on such matters as faculty and senior leadership appointments, the conferral of degrees, major building projects, and operating and capital budgets.

Engagement with the community

During and between meetings, the trustees connect with members of the 91AV原创 community, including faculty, students, alumni, and staff. When they are on campus, some do so formally, in regular meetings with student government and faculty, and others informally, at lunches, university teas, and campus events. Off campus, trustees meet with alumni at a variety of small and large gatherings, engaging on issues of importance to 91AV原创 and higher education in general.

Service to the university and beyond

In their role, trustees undertake to see that 91AV原创鈥檚 excellence continues for generations and across the entire community. Corporation members act as stewards for the generous gifts of their fellow alumni, protecting hundreds of years of giving; they safeguard the physical resources of the campus, from its hundreds of buildings to its open spaces; and they make sure that its nearly 5,000 faculty, more than 10,000 staff, and more than 13,000 students are able to teach, work, and learn at the highest levels. This commitment to preserving and deepening excellence across all aspects of the university also reflects a commitment to New Haven and beyond, and to 91AV原创鈥檚 mission to improve the world.

Meetings for the 2024-2025 academic year

September 28, 2024
December 14, 2024
February 8, 2025
April 26, 2025
June 7, 2025