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:
See the Board's meeting schedule.
In 2019, the Board adopted a Principal Goal Statement.
The principal goal of The University of Akron Board of Trustees is to achieve sustainable financial stability within three to five years. To reach this goal, the Board is requesting the development of a strategic plan – led by the President and administration in conjunction with the full University community – which the Board will then consider and approve.
The plan is expected to contain the following elements:
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