About the Board

Stockton University is governed by its Board of Trustees, which currently consists of twelve (12) members:  nine New Jersey citizens, all voting members appointed by the Governor of New Jersey; the President of the University, a non-voting member; and two student representatives elected by the student body, one of whom serves as the voting student representative and the other as the student alternate, a non-voting member.

Trustee appointments are for six (6) years. Each board member serves until his/her successor is appointed. Student trustees serve a two (2) year term. Board members serve without compensation but are entitled to be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses.

Madeline giving award to Cristian Moreno

Committee meeting

Nalida and Deon conversing

Pursuant to the Higher Education Restructuring Act of 1994 (NJ Statute 18A:64-6), the Board has general supervision and oversight of the University and is empowered to do the following:

  • Set tuition and fees and hold public hearings
  • Recommend appointment of Trustees to Governor with Senate’s consent
  • Determine the size and make up of Board of Trustees (from 7-15 members)
  • Invest monies, with other than Division of Investments, with approval of treasury
  • Choose legal counsel
  • Submit annual budget to Treasury
  • Determine disputes for classified employees
  • Conduct hearings on appeals under higher education law
  • Approve facilities construction
  • Approve programs within mission
  • Create a public annual financial statement on government relations, public relations and legal costs
  • Submit annual report on institutional condition
  • Submit annual independent audit and management letter
  • Adopt and use a corporate seal
  • Determine policies for the organization, administration and development of the University
  • Direct and control expenditures and transfers of funds appropriated to the University
  • Appoint and fix the compensation of the President of the University, the executive officer of the University
  • Upon the nomination of the President, appoint and fix the compensation of professional members of the academic, administrative and teaching staff
  • Upon the nomination of the President, appoint, remove, promote and transfer such officers, agents, employees as may be required
  • Grant diplomas, certificates and degrees
  • Borrow money for the needs of the University

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, all meetings of the full Board of Trustees, except for closed session meetings, are open to the public and all formal action is taken in view of the public. Agendas are posted on the Board of Trustees website prior to each regular meeting. All full meetings of the Board of Trustees are audio recorded.