Board of Trustees

The MTSU Board of Trustees' Academic Affairs, Student Life, and Athletics Committee; Audit and Compliance Committee; and Finance and Personnel Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 in the Miller Education Center.  The committee meetings will begin at 11:00 a.m. (CDT)

For agenda details, go to the Committee Meeting Schedule and Materials page and click on the respective Committee’s August 18, 2020 link.

All committee meetings are open to the public.   However,  due to COVID-19 precautions and social distancing requirements in line with current public health guidelines for indoor gatherings, public access to the meetings will only be available via livestream. 

Live Stream

About the Board

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Middle Tennessee State University and is responsible for selecting and appointing the president; setting the operating budget; approving personnel appointments; granting all degrees awarded by the University, including honorary degrees; establishing tuition and fee rates; approving contracts; and approving all rules, regulations, curriculum changes, new programs and degrees of the University. 

The Board consists of 10 members, 8 of whom are appointed by the governor, by and with consent of the Tennessee General Assembly.  In addition, the Faculty Senate elects a faculty member to serve a two-year term, and the Student Government Association presents three students to the University President for review, and he will recommend one of the three to the Board for approval.  The student trustee is non-voting and serves a one-year term.  They hold regularly scheduled meetings four times a year, and additional meetings as needed. 

The Board of Trustees of Middle Tennessee State University was established pursuant to 2016’s FOCUS Act (2016 Tenn. Pub. Acts, ch. 869)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) letter approving MTSU’s change of governance.

Meet the Trustees