The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to ensure the effective leadership, management, and control over the activities of the three doctoral research universities in The University of Alabama System. This structure provides for a definitive, orderly form of governance, and secures and continues responsive, progressive, and superior institutions of higher education. The Board of Trustees created the present multi-campus structure in 1969, and each of the component institutions has a unique mission that is consistent with the broader mission of the System.

About the Board

Established in 1969, The University of Alabama System includes The University of Alabama (located in Tuscaloosa), The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and The University of Alabama in Huntsville. The System is governed by a self-nominating Board of 15 elected and one ex-officio member.

The Constitution of the State of Alabama provides that the Board is composed of three members from the Congressional district in which the Tuscaloosa campus is located and two members from each of the other six Congressional districts. The Governor is an ex-officio member of the Board. Those members who are not ex-officio are elected by the Board, subject to confirmation by the State Senate and may serve up to three consecutive, full six-year terms.

The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to ensure the effective leadership, management, and control over the activities of the three doctoral research universities in The University of Alabama System. This structure provides for a definitive, orderly form of governance, and secures and continues responsive, progressive, and superior institutions of higher education.

The primary functions of the Board are to determine the major policies of the System. These include reviewing existing policies; defining the mission, role, and scope of each campus; and assuming ultimate responsibility to the public and political bodies of Alabama. Rules, policies, and procedures are promulgated to ensure that, through The University of Alabama System Office, the necessary flow of information for such accountability takes place.

Members of the Board

Mike Brock

2nd Congressional District
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Karen Brooks

7th Congressional District
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Ronald Gray

5th Congressional District
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Barbara Humphrey

7th Congressional District
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Vanessa Leonard

6th Congressional District
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W. Davis Malone III

2nd Congressional District
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Evelyn VanSant Mauldin

4th Congressional District
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Harris Morrissette

1st Congressional District
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Scott Phelps

4th Congressional District
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William Sexton

5th Congressional District
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Kenneth Simon

Kenneth Simon

7th Congressional District
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W. Stancil Starnes

6th Congressional District, President Pro tempore
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Marietta Urquhart

1st Congressional District
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Kenneth Vandervoort M.D.

3rd Congressional District
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James Wilson III

3rd Congressional District
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Kay Ivey

Governor, State of Alabama, President Ex-Officio
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