The leadership of the University of Mount Union features a transparent and collaborative shared governance decision-making model in which the Board of Trustees, administration, and faculty share active roles.
Board of Trustees
By law, the Board of Trustees holds ultimate responsibility for the vision, planning, and operation of the University. The Board is accountable to uphold the mission, guide the strategic direction, and participate in collaborative institutional planning. The Board also holds the fiduciary responsibility for the academic quality and fiscal integrity of the institution. The Board ensures that the policies and procedures of the University are both legal and ethical and oversees the implementations of such policies.
The president and the University’s senior administrators provide leadership, guidance, and expertise in service to the Board, faculty, administrators, staff, and students of the University, coordinating and leading operations of the University, including, but not limited to, the processes of accreditation, academic support, institutional support, student welfare and development, annual and strategic planning, enrollment management, institutional advancement, budget development and execution, personnel matters, and general operations and maintenance.
The faculty at the University holds primary responsibility for all curricular matters at the University, including the course requirements, pedagogy, curricular assessment, research standards, degree requirements, and admission standards for students. The faculty work with outside accreditation or licensure standards to ensure the quality of the academic programs.