The University is governed by the Board of Regents, which consists of eight members elected at large in biennial state-wide elections. The president of the University serves as an ex officio member of the board.
The Regents serve without compensation for overlapping terms of eight years. According to the Michigan Constitution of 1963, the Regents have "general supervision" of the institution and "the control and direction of all expenditures from the institution′s funds."
Additional information on the Regents can be obtained at the following website:
The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Executive Board (HHCEB) functions under powers delegated to it by the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan. The Regents are ultimately responsible for establishing the mission, goals and objectives of the Hospitals and Health Centers, and for the quality of medical services provided at UMHHC.
Additional information on the HHCEB can be obtained at the following website:
Both Executive Groups meet monthly and a schedule of their meetings is provided in the Governance Schedule link on the left of this page.