Committees

  • Audit

    Audit is responsible for oversight of the University's internal control and auditing functions, and for advising the board on the University’s risk profile, and on the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’s risk management policies, accounting procedures, systems, and controls. This committee is comprised of trustees only.
  • Campus Affairs

    Campus Affairs is responsible for the board's activities relating to the educational program of the University, including but not limited to matters relating to the faculty and curriculum, and for student affairs, including but not limited to matters relating to admissions and student life. Trustees and student and faculty representatives serve on this committee and have both voice and vote except for the Executive Session involving personnel issues.
  • Finance

    Finance is responsible for the board's activities relating to the University's capital and operating budgets and the establishment and monitoring of a long-range financial plan for the University. Trustees and student and faculty representatives serve on this committee and have both voice and vote.
  • Governance

    Governance is responsible for matters relating to the functioning of the board, including bylaws, members and programs to develop candidates for trustee and board officers and improving board performance.  This committee is comprised of trustees only.
  • Investment

    Investment is responsible for the investment of the University’s endowment. The committee is comprised of trustees and non-trustees.
  • University Relations

    University Relations is responsible for the board's activities relating to the University's relationship and communications with its off-campus constituencies and publics, including but not limited to the University's relations with its alumni and parents of current students and alumni. The University Relations Committee also shall have responsibility for the board's activities relating to the University's development efforts including but not limited to the University's annual and special fundraising efforts, The Wesleyan Fund, capital campaigns, major gifts and planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations. Trustees and student and faculty representatives serve on this committee and have both voice and vote.
  • The president, Nila Ravi ’18, and vice president, Sanam Godbole ’19, of the Wesleyan Student Assembly attend board meetings and have voice but not vote.  They are not assigned to a specific board committee, but can attend Campus Affairs, Finance or University Relations meetings with the permission of the committee chair and rotate their attendance based on committee agendas.  They have voice but not vote at the committee meetings.