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Encyclopedia > Board of Governors

A board of governors is usually the governing board of a public entity.


Many public services, such as universities or federal independent agencies are created as corporations owned by the government. The British Broadcasting Corporation was managed by a board of governors, though this role has now been taken by the BBC Trust. In other cases, government services are provided by "independent establishments," which provide an environment mixing a corporation and a government agency. These, such as the United States Postal Service, are governed by a board of governors. A more well known example is the Federal Reserve System, which is also partially governed by a board of governors. This article is an overview article about the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation formed in 1927. ... The BBC Trust logo The BBC Trust is a body that oversees the BBC, being independent of BBC management and external bodies. ... USPS and Usps redirect here. ... The Fed redirects here. ...


In the United States, public universities often have a similar government known as a board of regents. However, in West Virginia, all public colleges and universities are governed by 12-member boards of governors. The members of the boards of governors in West Virginia are appointed by the governor of the state. The boards consist of 9 lay members and a representative from the faculty, classified staff, and students. In Virginia, institutions such as the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of William and Mary, and Radford University are each governed by a Board of Visitors. (This naming is unusual in the USA; many institutions have a Board of Visitors, but this normally acts in an advisory capacity rather than a governing one, and reports to a separate governing board.) In New York State, the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York oversees public education, including SUNY, affiliated community colleges, and the entire public school system via the Regents Examinations. High school graduates may receive Regents Scholarships to defray expenses at NY universities. Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see State (disambiguation). ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech, is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, and veterinary medicine programs from its historical polytechnic core are still considered to... The College of William and Mary (also known as William & Mary, W&M or The College) is a small, selective, coeducational public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. ... Radford University is a medium-size public, state-funded university in the City of Radford, in Southwestern Virginia, founded in 1910 as a womens college and coeducational since 1972. ... The University of the State of New York (USNY; acronym usually pronounced USE-nee) is the governmental umbrella organization of the US state of New York which is responsible for most institutions and much of the personnel that are in any way connected to formal educational functions (public and private... The State University of New York (acronym SUNY; usually pronounced SOO-nee) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ... Regents Examinations, or simply The Regents, are a set of standardized tests given to high school students through the New York State Education Department, designed and administered under the authority of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. ...


Some private corporations, typically nonprofit corporations, style their governing boards as boards of governors.


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MMU - Board of Governors - (594 words)
In summary, the Board is responsible for determining the educational character and mission of the University, for oversight of its activities and for the efficient use of resources.
The Board of Governors meets once in each term and an additional meeting to consider strategic issues is held early in the Autumn Term.
The governors are responsible for appointing a Clerk to act as secretary to the Board.
Board of Governors - Board of Governors - University of Alberta (247 words)
Board of Governors - Board of Governors - University of Alberta
The Board of Governors is a corporation with the name "The Governors of the University of Alberta." It consists of a Chairman appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, the Chancellor, the President and seventeen other persons appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.
The Board appoints the deans of all faculties, all members of the teaching staff, the Librarian, the Registrar, and all members of the administrative staff, but no one may be appointed to a senior administrative post or to the academic staff of the University unless nominated by the President of the University.
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