University Organizational Structure
Brandon University was founded as Brandon College in 1899 and received its charter as Brandon University in 1967. Today, it operates under the Brandon University Act (1998) which establishes bicameral governance for the institution. Two bodies, the BU Board of Governors, and the BU Senate, share responsibility for Brandon University.
The responsibilities of the Board of Governors include selecting a president, monitoring their performance, providing guidance to the University via its policies, and often delegating authority to the administration. The Senate is responsible for the academic policy of the university, which includes admissions, scholarships, courses of study, and degrees. The President of BU reports to the Board of Governors and serves as Chair of Senate.
The President is also responsible for convening regular meetings of the President’s Executive Council and the President’s Advisory Council (Terms of Reference), which bring together senior administrators to provide information, guidance and advice. The President is also Chair of the General Faculty Council, a meeting of all faculty members, which is open to all members of the BU community. GFC meets at least once annually, at which the President presents a general update on the university.
The three PDF documents below outline the overall reporting structure of Brandon University. Every effort is made to keep this information updated as changes to our organization take place.