The Board of Governors serves as the governing board of Truman State University and is charged with the important role of setting policy and providing guidance for the University. The board is composed of 10 members appointed by the governor of Missouri and qualified under the provisions of Sections 174.600 through 174.630, Revised Statutes of Missouri.
Seven of the 10 governors are voting members, and three are nonvoting members. Of the three nonvoting members, two are out-of-state members and one is a student at Truman State University. The voting members are appointed for terms of six years. The nonvoting members who are not students are appointed for terms of six years. The nonvoting student member of the Board is appointed for a two-year term.