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Board Composition and Authority

The members of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System are appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate. Each member serves staggered terms of six years, except the student member who serves a one-year term. Annually, the Board elects a chair and vice-chair from its membership.

The constitution designated East Baton Rouge Parish as the domicile of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System. The legislation further stated that the location could not be changed, except by statute.

The Board of Supervisors employs a full- time staff whose responsibility, under the supervision of a President, is to execute and enforce all decisions, orders, rules and regulations of the Board with respect to the conduct of the System.

The Board of Supervisors is mandated to exercise all power to direct, control, supervise, and manage the institution of higher learning under its control, including but not limited to the following:


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