As a public college and university system, our work is conducted on behalf of the people of New Hampshire. The University System of New Hampshire is governed by a 29-member Board of Trustees comprising the Governor of the State, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, 10 members appointed by the Governor and Executive Council, 7 alumni-elected members, 2 student-elected members, the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Agriculture, the presidents of the University System's four colleges and universities, and the Chancellor. The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the University System.


Board of Trustees Officers for 2022-2023

Chair - Alexander J. Walker
Vice Chair - James P. Burnett III
Secretary - Kassandra Spanos Ardinger


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As a public institution, the University System is governed by a foundation of core legislation and managed via various organizational Bylaws and policies.

USNH Charter BOT Bylaws