Antioch University Board Of Governors
Antioch University believes that service on a university board is a distinctive privilege. This privilege requires us to hold ourselves accountable to the highest possible standards.
Ultimate fiduciary authority and control of the Corporation and University are exclusively those of the Board of Governors. Furthermore, certain ultimate authority and powers are explicitly and exclusively reserved for the Board of Governors and may not be delegated.
The Antioch University Board of Governors contributes in various ways to sustain the University’s integrity, traditions, quality, and reputation, and to promote its goals and strengthen its financial condition.
Membership on the Antioch University Board of Governors is not dependent on graduation from an Antioch campus or unit, and takes place as a result of a process that begins with a recommendation or nomination from the board, or from the University and any of its constituent parts, including the campus Boards of Trustees. Membership involves the acceptance of certain individual fiduciary, ethical, and civic responsibilities widely accepted in higher education today.
By accepting the invitation to serve on the Board of Governors of Antioch University, members accept responsibilities that include the duties of care and loyalty. The duty of care is the obligation to exercise appropriate diligence and use of best business judgment in making decisions concerning the University and its assets, which are held in trust for current and future generations. The duty of loyalty requires members to help the University and its campuses sustain the mission, and achieve their respective purposes, values, and strategies.
Council of Board Chairs
The Council of Board Chairs (CoBC) is an advisory group to the Chancellor and the Board of Governors on a wide range of matters bearing on campus governance and management. It also advises on University policies bearing on the functions and responsibilities of the campus boards of trustees. Its membership is composed of the Chairs of each campus’ Board of Trustees. The Chancellor and Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Governors are ex-officio members of the CoBC. The Council meets on a regular basis either in person or by teleconference.