Committees of the Board of Directors
The Executive Committee serves as the board of director’s primary advisory body to the president and is empowered by the bylaws to act on behalf of the board when necessary. The committee also deals with issues of major policy as they may arise from time to time and, working with the president and board chair, helps oversee the development of agendas for board meetings.
Subcommittee on Compensation
The Executive Committee’s Subcommittee on Compensation conducts an annual evaluation of the president and determines the president's compensation level; reviews the recommendations of and advises the president on compensation levels for senior university administrators; reviews and advises on individual contracts that include provisions above and beyond the scope of the university’s base compensation and benefits structures, as well as contracts subject to the federal “intermediate sanctions” law; and ensures that the philosophy behind, and strategies to implement the university's compensation level are effective, reasonable and fair.
University-wide Committees and Subcommittees
The Audit Committee assists the board in fulfilling its critical institutional oversight responsibilities, including the monitoring of the university's financial reporting processes, its overall internal control and risk management systems, and its compliance with applicable laws, regulations and university policy; and the engagement, compensation, review and appraisal of the audit efforts of the university's auditors.
In consultation with the campus committees, the Academic Committee provides oversight of academic programs and activities across the university, reviewing academic matters in need of action by the full board and discussing issues relating to educational mission, curricular change, faculty development and other faculty concerns (particularly through its Subcommittee on Faculty Relations), the research enterprise, student life and the university's Catholic and Jesuit character. The committee should be made up of the chair of the board, the chair of the Finance Committee, the chairs of the campus committees and the president. The committee shall meet regularly with the provost, the executive vice president for Medical Center affairs and the executive vice president for Law Center affairs.
Subcommittee on Faculty Relations
The Subcommittee on Faculty Relations provides oversight of faculty development and faculty concerns for the full board. Members include the chair of the board (who serves ex officio), the president and the chairs of the campus committees. The committee shall meet regularly with the provost, the executive vice presidents for Medical Center affairs and for Law Center affairs and with faculty leadership.
Committee on Finance and Administration
The Committee on Finance and Administration oversees the university’s stewardship of its financial resources, monitoring and evaluating university-wide economic and financial activities, helping to establish sound financial strategies, and through the Subcommittee on Investments, ensuring that the university has in place a prudent investment policy designed to meet the university’s investment objectives. The Committee advises on and monitors the effectiveness of the university’s administrative and operations efforts in areas such as human facilities construction, maintenance and operations, information technology, human resources and employee benefits.
Committee On Advancement
The Committee on Advancement shall recommend actions as may be necessary to execute an effective advancement program, giving attention to policies, long-range planning, alumni relations and public relations with specific concentration on development and fundraising.
Committee On Directors
The Committee on Directors serves to develop a plan of board composition so that the board can deliberate and act in ways commensurate with the needs of the university and consistent with the board’s fiduciary obligation. Working with the president, it recruits directors and recommends candidates for election by the full board. The committee develops and recommends strategies, policies, and practices that orient, educate, motivate and assess the performance of directors and the structure and organization of board meetings.
Committee On Main Campus Affairs
The Committee on Main Campus Affairs discusses and advises on matters specific to the Main Campus (such as academic programs, faculty and student issues and capital projects) and makes recommendations to the appropriate university-wide committees on Main Campus matters requiring board approval.
Committee On Medical Center Affairs
The Committee on Medical Center Affairs makes policy recommendations on Medical Center matters ranging from academic programs to the university’s relationship with MedStar Health, Inc. The committee also advises on faculty and student matters, capital projects, research issues, and (in conjunction with the Audit Committee) regulatory compliance.
Committee On Law Center Affairs
The Committee on Law Center Affairs discusses and advises on matters specific to the Law Center (such as academic programs, faculty and student issues and capital projects) and makes recommendations to the appropriate university-wide committees on Law Center matters requiring the full board’s approval.
The President shall be an ex officio member of all standing committees with a right to vote.