Board Role & Responsibilities

Responsibilities and Authority of
USHE Governing and Administrative Officers

The Utah System of Higher Education comprises 16 institutions, all with unique missions, but who are also working towards common goals and a unified vision. To ensure the system is efficient, effective, and delivers world-class instruction and research, the Board of Higher Education and institutional boards of trustees must align responsibility and authority. The Utah Legislature and the Board of Higher Education have established the following responsibilities and authorities for the Board, the boards of trustees, presidents, and the commissioner.