The University of Denver Board of Trustees has 10 standing committees:
- Athletic affairs
- Buildings and grounds
- Faculty and educational affairs
- Finance and budget
- Nominating and governance
- Campus life and student success
Chairs and members of each of these committees are appointed annually by the Chair of the Board of Trustees, with the advice and counsel of the Chancellor. Except where indicated, the Chair may appoint non-trustee members of committees to bring additional skills, expertise and/or perspectives.
This committee consists of not fewer than seven members, at least two of which are Trustees. Its responsibilities include providing oversight, perspective and support for the various advancement functions at the University, in the areas of development and fundraising, alumni relations, parent relations, donor relations and stewardship, communications, and advancement operations.
This committee consists of not fewer than five members, a majority of who are Trustees. This committee counsels with and advises the Chancellor on athletic matters and governance, including both intercollegiate and intramural or informal athletic matters.
This committee consists of not fewer than five and not more than seven members, all of whom are Trustees. It consults and counsels with the Chancellor, the Treasurer and the Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs concerning the selection and retention of outside auditors and shall make decisions upon such selection and retention. It shall maintain continuing liaison with the outside auditors concerning all matters of audit, both external and internal.
Buildings & Grounds
This committee consists of not fewer than five members, a majority of whom are Trustees. Its responsibilities shall include developing and maintaining the DU Campus Master Plan, as well as reviewing and providing recommendations on matters concerning property and property acquisition, proposals for new construction projects, campus maintenance, campus security and safety, the annual capital facilities program and budget, and the annual facilities budget.
Faculty & Educational Affairs
This committee consists of not fewer than seven members, a majority of whom are Trustees. In order to assist the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor and the Provost in the fulfillment of their respective responsibilities, this committee is responsible for reviewing the composition and quality of academic programs, approving new or modified academic programs, assessing programs relative to other comparable institutions, and considering enrollment goals.
Finance & Budget
This committee consists of not more than 13 members, a majority of whom are Trustees. Its responsibilities shall include all budgetary matters of the University, as well as oversight of financial management and systems and the implementation of the University’s strategic plan. This committee's role, however, excludes investment management and audits, which are the appropriate roles of the Investment and Audit Committees, respectively.
This committee consists of not fewer than six members, a majority of whom are Trustees. It has the full general supervision and control of all the financial interests, affairs and property of the Colorado Seminary. Its responsibilities include developing policies which establish the Investment Committee's authority to act on various matters including selecting of investment managers, making specific investment decisions and determining the asset allocation of the Colorado Seminary's financial assets.
Nominating & Governance
This committee consists of not fewer than five members, all of whom are Trustees. It makes nominations for officers of the Colorado Seminary and vacancies in the Board of Trustees, however occurring, and presents its nominations at the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees each year. This committee may make recommendations for appointment as Honorary Life Trustees and for membership on the Board of Governors and on the Board of Fellows. It is responsible for orientation of new Trustees, and it is also responsible for evaluation of Trustees' performance in trusteeship and of Trustee attendance at meetings of the Board and, if necessary, for providing recommendations concerning removal of any Trustee.
Campus Life & Student Success
This committee consists of not fewer than five members, a majority of whom are Trustees. It counsels with and advises the Chancellor on student matters and governance, other than matters relating to the academic program.