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Under the Florida Constitution, each state university is administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the purposes of the State University System of Florida (SUS). The Board of Governors of the SUS establishes the powers and duties of the university boards of trustees.

Six board of trustees members are citizens appointed by the Governor and five members are citizens appointed by the Board of Governors. The appointed members are confirmed by the Florida Senate and serve staggered terms of five years.

The chair of the university’s Faculty Senate and the president of the university’s Student Government Association are also members. These members serve for the duration of the term of their respective elected offices.

The UCF Board of Trustees is responsible for the administration of UCF in a manner that is dedicated to and consistent with the university’s mission and with the mission and purposes of the State University System. This responsibility includes cost-effective policy decisions, the implementation and maintenance of high-quality education programs, and oversight of university performance, financial management and accountability, personnel, the reporting of information and compliance with laws, rules, regulations and requirements.