Roles & Responsibilities

The Board and Its Functions

The Board of Trustees is granted final authority under the original Charter of Dartmouth College to establish such ". . . ordinances, order and laws as may tend to the good and wholesome government of the said College . . ." Other statutory functions of the Board include the appointment of faculty and principal administrative officers, the purchase and disposition of real property, the establishment of salary scales, and the awarding of degrees. In short, the Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for the financial, administrative and academic affairs of the College.