The Board of Trustees

The highest authority at BU is its Board of Trustees. The Board is made up of respected members of both the academic and the business communities. They help the university fulfill its mission by providing oversight and input regularly. They advocate for the university locally and internationally to build its capacity for today and tomorrow. The Board appoints the President of the university.

The Executive Council

The Executive Council is the highest executive body of the university. It meets monthly and is comprised of executive leadership from across the university.  The council’s primary function is to advise the President on key issues related to university governance and operations. The council commissions technical committees as needed.


The University Senate

The University Senate is made up of representatives of all constituencies of the campus community, including faculty, staff, and students. The senate provides an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to participate in policy-related decision making. All issues that have an impact on the daily functions of the university are introduced through the appropriate senate committee for discussion, debate and policy recommendations to the Executive Council of the University.