The University is organized with leadership at several levels, bringing together its broad range of communities, professional disciplines and functional areas.
Board of Visitors
The Board of Visitors was established before the University itself was built and continues to serve as its highest oversight body. It is composed of 17 voting members appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, plus two non-voting student and faculty representatives.
Position of President
Our next president will lead the University of Virginia into its third century, building on the distinguished legacy of its previous presidents. This exceptional leader will have a singular opportunity to shape the special role of public institutions of higher education in this nation.
Since 1905, eight gifted leaders have served as president of the University. With their deans and vice presidents, they have built the foundation from which our new president will succeed.
The president is advised by the academic deans and the cabinet. This leadership team is dedicated to advancing the University's academic mission, research enterprise and strategic vision.
Faculty, Staff and Student Leadership
These elected representatives provide leadership with input and guidance from the University’s more than 16,000 faculty and staff and 22,000 students.
See the reporting structure of the University’s major units, including offices of the President, Vice Presidents and Deans.