The Board of Trustees selects and evaluates the SSM President, and adopts strategic policies, priorities and plans to direct the operation of the Institution. The Board does not make specific operational decisions or approve operational rules; these decisions are made by the President and those to whom he or she delegates authority.
Specific complaints or grievances are handled by the President, not the Board.
The Board develops the institution’s basic priorities. Long-term goals and priorities are stated in the Board Policy, and the Board reviews and approves the plans to achieve them in the annual budget, as well as the annual review and in adjustments of the Strategic Plan. In addition to the “what to do” priorities, the Board policy also specifies a set of “what not to do” priorities in areas such as purchasing and employee relations.
TERMS: The founder is elected for lifetime. All other members are elected for 7 years, with a maximum of 2 terms possible
MEETINGS: The Board of Trustees meets twice a year, once before the yearly graduation and a second time in mid-April.