Governance & Terms of Office

With a diverse membership of elected trustees, elected executive officers, and appointed trustees, the UC Berkeley Foundation Board of Trustees consists largely of Berkeley alumni and includes the Chancellor of UC Berkeley.

Elected trustees hold three-year terms, and elected executive officers serve two-year terms. Emeritus trustees are elected in recognition of a lifetime of unusually distinguished service to the Foundation, and serve as permanent members of the board. Vice chancellors, deans, and other campus administrators serve as important advisors to the Foundation.

The Foundation has an Executive Committee composed of the executive officers, the Chancellor, and the president of the Foundation. The executive officers are: the board’s chair, vice chair, and immediate past board chair; and the chairs and vice chairs of the Foundation’s Finance & Administration, Governance, Nominations, and Programs Committees. These committees conduct Foundation business and advise the campus administration on critical issues.

The Board of Trustees meets three times each year, although special meetings may be called at any time.