Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees governs the university by establishing policy and exercising fiduciary responsibility for the long-term well-being of the institution. The board and its Executive Committee act on recommendations from board committees, university officers, and the University Senate.

The authority of the board is specified in the Restated Articles of Incorporation (charter) of Emory University, which establishes that the board is the decision-making body of the university and gives it authority over all important aspects of university governance, including real property, endowment, all contracts, financial resources, faculty appointments, and student discipline.

Emory University Trustees

Current Members

Current members of the Board of Trustees of Emory University

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Trustees Emeriti

Emeritus members of the Board of Trustees of Emory University

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Board History

A brief history of the Board of Trustees of Emory University

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Board Meetings

The full Board of Trustees meets three times per year, with specific dates set by the Executive Committee and taking into account the Emory academic calendar as well as major national and religious holidays. The fall meeting is held soon after classes begin, and the spring meeting is held in conjunction with commencement exercises. The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees meets between meetings of the full board.

Board of Trustees Standing Committees

The work of the board is also conducted through its standing committees. Click on the link to see the responsibilities of each committee and its members.

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