The primary functions of the Board of Trustees are policy making and responsibility for sound resource management of the College. The Board of Trustees also determines the general, educational, and financial policies of the College.

The Board of Trustees does not involve itself in the day-to-day operations of the College. The Board delegates to officers, faculty, committees, and others the authority to perform certain functions, subject to the Board’s review and approval. The President of the College, as its Chief Executive Officer, has responsibility for the general active management of the College on a day-to-day basis. The faculty, with the assistance of a standing committee chaired by the Provost, formulates educational policy.