Breaking Down
Elon University's
Board of Trustees

Purpose of Elon University's board of trustees

Unlike President Connie Book, Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley and other administrators at the university, the Board of Trustees rarely faces the public. The board is composed of Elon graduates, donors and other important members of the surrounding community who pool their thoughts and resources in an effort to further the university’s commitments and goals.

From reviewing the Boldly Elon Strategic plan initiative to approving the annual budget, the board dictates how Elon students receive their education, makes decisions for the university as a whole and appoints a new president for the university when the time comes.

How to get on and off the board

Whether they received nominations from the board or President Connie Book herself, members of the Elon University Board of Trustees are appointed and selected to serve four-year terms to further the university’s mission.

The positions, which are voluntary, are occupied by members of the greater Elon community, parents and alumni, as well as people who may have no connection to the university, but want to “help move the university forward,” according to Patrick Noltemeyer, who serves as secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Makeup of the board of trustees

The gender, racial and professional representation of the Board of Trustees.

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