The Council is the supreme governing and
of the University. It exercises the powers and duties of
the University as specified in the
Ordinance. It is
responsible for investments, contracts, property, senior
appointments, budget, finance, making of statutes, etc.
Presided over by a lay person (i.e. someone who is not
an employee of the
University), the Council consists of
16 other lay members, the President,
academic and administrative representatives, an elected student and an
elected staff member, making a complement of 27. The Council normally meets in plenary session three times each year. The summary of decisions of each Council meeting can be found
here. When the Council
is not in session, an executive committee known as the Standing
Committee of the Council meets regularly to discharge the
function of the Council.
A number of other committees have
also been established by the Council.