Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the principal governance body of the University of San Francisco.
The members of the Board of Trustees dedicate their time, expertise and resources to the advancement of USF. As a board, they play a fundamental role in preserving the University’s mission and ensuring that long-term planning and goals are defined and executed by the University community.
It is currently composed of 41 members, including seven Jesuits, two of whom are ex-officio members, the president and the rector of the USF Jesuit community. Members are elected to serve a three-year term and may stand for re-election to two additional three-year terms. This dynamic nature of its membership imbues new ideas and fresh perspectives, healthy ingredients for responsible governance.
The board holds in trust the University’s financial, physical and human assets for future generations. The trustees are stewards of the University’s Jesuit Catholic tradition. They establish policies on financial management, fundraising, investments, property and assets. The board is responsible for hiring, terminating and evaluating the University’s president. The day-to-day administration of the University is the responsibility of the University president and his leadership team.
Constituent representatives are invited to participate in the proceedings of the board as non-voting members to enhance the work of the board by developing a better understanding of these constituencies. In turn, this assists the board in its decision-making and governance. The constituencies represented are undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and alumni. Constituent representatives serve on most standing committees of the board.