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University governance

University governance

Details of governance arrangements for
De Montfort University

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The Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the determination of the educational character and mission of the university and for the general oversight of its activities. It approves the university’s strategy, which supports and informs the setting of strategic and other priorities for the future. 

Read further information about the Board of Governors.  

Vice-Chancellor and University Leadership Board

The Vice-Chancellor of De Montfort University is Professor Katie Normington. The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for the organisation, direction and management of the university. She is accountable to the Board of Governors

The Vice-Chancellor chairs DMU’s University Leadership Board, which is the university’s most senior executive committee. The University Leadership Board meets regularly to manage the university's strategy and steer its business.

Governance and Legal 

The Governance and Legal directorate provides executive, administrative and secretarial services to the Vice-Chancellor, the university's University Leadership Board and its Board of Governors. The Governance and Legal directorate includes a dedicated in-house legal team, which provides a full range of legal services to the university. It also incorporates a commercial development unit, which manages a range of key strategic programmes and initiatives. 

The directorate is home to the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Governors and also oversees the Chancellor’s Office. 

Every academic year, Governance and Legal publishes the university's almanac, which provides details of key personnel and the dates of committee meetings taking place across the university during the forthcoming academic year.