The Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees provides leadership and governance at the system level. System policies govern fiscal, academic and personnel matters.
The Board of Trustees is a body of 15 people. Nine trustees are appointed by the Governor of Vermont and each serve a six-year term. Four trustees are state legislators who are elected by the Vermont Legislature and each serve a four-year term. There is one student trustee elected by the VSC Student Government Association. The student trustee serves a one-year term.
The Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees plays a vital role in the college experiences of more than 18,000 students of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. The Board also plays a major oversight role for institutions that are vital to the training of Vermont's future workforce and the state’s economic development.