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.

Crest of The University of AkronThe 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. 

Board meeting schedule

See the most up-to-date Board meeting schedule.

View regular Board meetings live on the Web

The link below is active only during Board meetings when the Board is not in executive session (usually but not always at the beginning of regular Board meetings).

Watch live

If you are having problems viewing the stream while a regular Board meeting is in public session, please contact the Support Desk at 330-972-6888.