The Board of Trustees is the governing body of St. Mary’s College, charged by the Governor of the state with responsibility for the financial, administrative, and academic affairs of the institution. The College is distinguished from other public college boards by a 1992 charter that grants the Board of Trustees control over the governance and policies of the College. The Board of Trustees consists of 26 members, 23 of whom are appointed by the Governor. The President of the Alumni Association, an appointed student, and a representative from the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission are the remaining three members. The Board also selects the President of the College, who also serves on the Board. Additionally there are 44 Trustee Emeriti.