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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 is managed by a board of governors. 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 governed by a board of governors. In the United States, public universities may have a similar governement known as a board of regents. This article is an overview article about the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation formed in 1927. ... A USPS truck in San Francisco A smaller truck used in suburban areas This article describes the United States Postal Service. ... The Federal Reserve System is headquartered in the Eccles Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The Federal Reserve System (also the Federal Reserve; informally The Fed) is the central bank of the United States. ...


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


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Florida Board of Regents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (431 words)
The Florida Board of Regents (1965-2001) was for several decades the statewide governing body for the State University System of Florida, which includes all public universities in the state of Florida.
The Board of Regents had a total of 14 members, 13 who were appointed by the Governor, and one who was the Commissioner of Education.
The Board of Regents hindered efforts by Governor Jeb Bush and the Republican-controlled legislature to end affirmative action in Florida's public universities, and it was consequently abolished by an act of the state legislature which was signed into law by Governor Bush on July 1, 2001.
USM Board of Regents (3798 words)
The Board of Regents (hereafter "the Board") is the body established by statute and charged with responsibility for the governance and management of the University System of Maryland (hereafter "the University System") and all constituent institutions, centers, and institutes thereof.
The officers of the Board shall be a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, a Secretary, an Assistant Secretary, a Treasurer, and an Assistant Treasurer.
The Chancellor serves at the pleasure of the Board and is entitled to the compensation established by the Board.
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