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Board members looking at an art and design demonstration

About the Board

Northern Michigan University's eight-member governing board, the Board of Trustees, is appointed by Michigan's governor and has general supervision of the institution, the control and direction of all expenditures from the institution's funds, and such other powers and duties as prescribed by law. It also has the authority to hire and evaluate the university president, who reports directly to the board.

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NMU board meeting

Meeting Schedule

The meeting dates webpage lists the dates, times and locations of all upcoming Board of Trustees meetings. 

History of the Board

Michigan's Constitution, which was adopted in 1963, granted constitutional autonomy to Northern Michigan University. It also vested governing authority in an eight-member Board of Trustees. Each trustee is appointed by the Governor to serve an eight-year term, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Trustees may also be reappointed at the pleasure of the Governor.

The Board of Trustees affirms its obligation to the citizens of Michigan to provide high quality education to people from all walks of life. It correspondingly pledges itself to the wisest use and distribution of resources at its disposal to meet this major objective.

Contact the Board

NMU Board of Trustees
603 Cohodas Hall
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

board@nmu.edu | 906-227-2232