The Board of Trustees is the ultimate governing body of HMC. In its fiduciary role, the Board holds title to the college’s properties, and manages and allocates funds to fulfill the college’s educational mission and provide for its future. The Board is responsible for determining the broad policies under which HMC operates, approving operating plans proposed by the President, granting degrees and, through delegated authority, for appointing the faculty and appointing tenure.
There are currently 36 members of the Board, drawn from the alumni body and from leaders from across the country. Almost half of the current trustees are alumni of the college, with three seats specifically reserved for young alumni, and one seat reserved for the immediate past president of the Alumni Association. The President holds a seat on the Board.
The Board has an active program of trustee annual giving, with participation by 100 percent of the trustees. In addition to annual giving, the trustees, both individually and as a group, have been generous supporters of recent capital campaigns.