The Board of Governors has final authority over the conduct of all academic, business, and financial affairs of the University. It is also the trustee of all University property and is responsible for its maintenance and administration.
It is composed of twenty-five voting members and two observers, with representatives from academic staff, administrative and support staff, student associations, alumni, the University Senate as well as members-at-large from the wider community. The Statutes set out the manner in which the Board exercises its authority and how and to what extent its powers may be delegated.
The Statutes provide that, subject to the over-arching authority of the Board, the University Senate has various general and specific powers and duties. Most significantly, Senate exercises general control and supervision over the academic affairs of the institution.