Baker University’s history and culture place a strong emphasis on a system of shared governance. The faculty primarily governs academic and curricular matters, while administrative staff oversees the other functions of the University.

The University is ultimately governed by an independent Board of Trustees that exerts final authority over planning and budgeting, promotion and tenure, changes to the University constitution and faculty handbooks, and the selection and evaluation of the University president.

Academic Leadership

Baker University is composed of four academic units administered by four deans. The deans of the individual academic units operate as equal partners in matters that concern the University. Learn more about academic leadership.