The University of Akron Board of Trustees
The University of Akron's Board of Trustees is the governing body for The University of Akron, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3359.01. The Board is composed of nine voting members and two nonvoting student members, all appointed by the Governor of Ohio with the advice and consent of the State Senate. Trustees are appointed to nine-year terms, with the exception of the Student Trustees, who are appointed to two-year terms.
The Board of Trustees has been charged by the Ohio Legislature (Ohio Revised Code 3359.03 and 3359.04) with:
- selecting and appointing the president;
- setting the operating budget;
- approving personnel appointments;
- granting all degrees awarded by the University, including honorary degrees;
- establishing tuition and fee rates;
- approving contracts; and
- approving all rules, regulations, curriculum changes, new programs and degrees at The University of Akron.
In 2012, the Board of Trustees Statement of Mission, Values, and Expectations was adopted.
In 2011, the Board adopted Rule 3359-1-10, thereby creating the position of Advisory Trustee and enabling the Board to add up to three non-voting members in that position, in addition to the 11 governor-appointed individuals.
- Jan. 8, 2019: Details about expanded participation by members of the University community in presidential-search process
- Dec. 5, 2018: Board approves a new presidential-search process that expands the search committee
- Nov. 28, 2018: Board considers expanding presidential search committee, revising process
- April 18, 2018: Dr. John C. Green named interim president starting May 1
- March 22, 2018: Wilson to rejoin law faculty