The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the university.
What does the Board of Trustees do?
University of Western States is incorporated by the state of Oregon as a private, non-profit organization and governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. The board is vested with all duties and responsibilities of governing the university. Its primary responsibilities are:
- Appoint and regularly evaluate the performance of the university president.
- Sustain and advance the mission, major goals, vision, traditions, values and reputation of the university.
- Approve the annual university budget.
- Approve board-level university policies.
- Ensure the overall fiscal stability of the university.
The UWS Board of Trustees is comprised of between nine and twenty-one members, who serve a maximum of four three-year terms.