Higher Education Governance Defined
In Alabama, higher education governance is divided into two distinct functions: inter-institution coordination facilitated by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and institutional/system operations facilitated by boards of trustees.
- University of Alabama Trustees govern UA, UAB, and UAH
- Auburn University Trustees govern AU, AUM, and the the Agricultural Experimental Stations and the Cooperative Extension Service
- Alabama Community Colleges Trustees govern all of the state public community and technical colleges
- All other institutions (public and private) have their own set of trustees