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University Board

The university Board of Trustees serves as the chief fiduciary and strategic body of The Ohio State University.

Current trustees

The governor of Ohio appoints 15 Ohio residents who serve as voting members for nine-year terms and two voting student trustees who serve two-year terms. Additionally, the board selects up to three non-voting, non-Ohio residents to serve as charter trustees for three-year terms.


Standing committees of the board, the members of which are appointed annually by the chair, consider and make recommendations for action by the board on various matters.

Meeting calendar

The Board of Trustees and its committees meet throughout the year with focused agendas and presentations. Meetings are open to the public, but seating is limited.

Archived meeting minutes

The board maintains meeting minutes for each fiscal year dating back to 1870.