Board of Trustees

At BGSU, "shared governance" is a value that is not only espoused, it is practiced. The BGSU Board of Trustees is a group of eleven individuals (appointed by the Governor) who bring many and varied experiences and accomplishments to the University. By law the Board of Trustees is authorized to "do all things necessary for the proper maintenance and successful and continuous operation" of the University. In general, the Board of Trustees establishes and monitors the execution of policy that guides the administration in the day-to-day operations of the University, selects a president, and on his or her advice, a staff to administer the policy, and supports the efforts of the President and the staff in relation to the Ohio Board of Regents, members of the state legislature and state officials.

The current trustees are listed below. Dates refer to the end of a Trustee's term of service. 

James L. Bailey, Naples, Florida (2018)
Marjorie J. Burrell, Bluffton (2017)
Cody M. Clemens, Malta (2018)
Stephen Daley, Columbus (2019)
Marilyn Eisele, Cleveland (2023)
Linda Forte, Detroit, Michigan (2018)
Daniel Keller, Huron (2020)
David J. Levey, Akron (2017)
Betty Montgomery, Columbus (2021)
Karen J. Morrison, Columbus (2022)
Megan Newlove, Bowling Green (2018)
Bruce Nyberg, Birmingham, Michigan (2017)
David O’Brien, Westlake (2024)
Dr. Richard A. Ross, Columbus (2025)

Bylaws of the Board of Trustees

The officers to the Board of Trustees 2016-17 are:

David J. Levey, Chair
Megan Newlove, Vice Chair
Dr. Patrick Pauken, Secretary to the Board of Trustees – paukenp@bgsu.edu

2016-17 Meeting Schedule

The meetings below begin at 1:30 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Room 308 unless noted

May 5, 2017
June 22, 2017

2017-18 Meeting Schedule

October 6, 2017
December 8, 2017
February 23, 2018
May 4, 2018
June 21, 2018

Past Meetings

Please click on date to view actions of the Board of Trustees.

February 17, 2017
December 9, 2016
September 30, 2016
June 23, 2016
May 6, 2016
February 19, 2016
December 4, 2015
September 18, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
February 20, 2015
December 5, 2014
October 3, 2014

June 19, 2014

May 9, 2014
February 21, 2014
December 6, 2013

October 4, 2013

June 21, 2013
May 3, 2013
February 22, 2013 
December 7, 2012
September 28, 2012
June 21, 2012
May 4, 2012
February 24, 2012
December 2, 2011
October 14, 2011
June 24, 2011
May 6, 2011
March 22, 2011
December 10, 2010
October 1, 2010
May 7, 2010
February 26, 2010
December 3, 2009
October 2, 2009
June 26, 2009
April 23, 2009
February 27, 2009
January 6, 2009
December 5, 2008
October 3, 2008
August 28, 2008
July 25, 2008
June 25, 2008
June 6, 2008
May 2, 2008
February 29, 2008