Board of Trustees

Who We Are

Under Ohio Revised Code 3361.01, the University of Cincinnati’s Board of Trustees is the governing body of the University of Cincinnati. The board is composed of 11 members, 9 voting members and two nonvoting student members, who are appointed by the Governor of Ohio with the advice and consent of the State Senate. Trustees are appointed to a nine-year term of office, with the exception of student trustees who are appointed to a two-year term.

What We Do

The board is responsible for selecting and appointing the president; setting the operating budget; approving personnel appointments; granting all degrees awarded by the university, including honorary degrees; establishing tuition and fee rates; approving contracts; and approving all rules, regulations, curriculum changes, new programs and degrees of the university.

Mission Statement

The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research.

We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish.

Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.

Now Accepting Applications: Graduate Student Trustee

We are pleased to announce an opening on the Board for the Graduate Student Trustee. We will be accepting applications through Summer 2024.

There are some basic qualifications that must be met in order to be eligible to apply for this position per the Ohio Revised Code:

  • The student must be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing with the University and must remain as such throughout the entire nomination period as well as their entire term of office.
  • Applicant must be a resident of the State of Ohio and must be at least 18 years old.
  • The applicant should be aware that all university records will be reviewed.
  • Applicant must be able to serve a two year term of office as a registered student.

The application requires submission of: