Carrying on a two-century tradition of excellence

The Indiana University Board of Trustees is the university’s governing body. Established by the state legislature in 1820, the board has shaped the growth of the university since its beginning.

The board is made up of nine trustees, and its business is overseen by six officers. Three trustees are elected by alumni, and the remainder are appointed by Indiana’s governor.

The board meets four times a year on IU campuses around the state. Meetings are open to the public and anyone with an interest in the governance of the university is welcome to attend.

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Statement from Board of Trustees Chair W. Quinn Buckner

April 16, 2024

Let me be absolutely clear: President Whitten has my full support and that of every member on the Board of Trustees. I have the privilege of working hand in hand with her and I regularly witness her deep integrity, compassion and commitment to IU's future. She is an extraordinary leader who is crucial to Indiana University’s success and will be serving as our president for years to come.

Next Board of Trustees meeting

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be September 12-13, 2024 at Indiana University Indianapolis.

See the schedule