The Board of Trustees is the governing authority of Hampton University. The Board is comprised of 20 members which includes the President of the University as well as a faculty and a student representative.
Hampton University is led by Dr. William R. Harvey, the University’s 12th President; and Dr. JoAnn W. Haysbert, Chancellor and Provost. The president reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
The University Council constitutes the main resident body for policy formulation. Various university commissions formulate and recommend policies to the University Council, which in turn makes recommendations to the president of the university. Final authority rests with the president of the university and the Board of Trustees.