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 individuals 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.

For additional information regarding the BGSU Board of Trustees, please contact Dr. Patrick Pauken, Secretary to the Board of Trustees at

Bylaws of the Board of Trustees