Antioch University Seattle will establish a new board of trustees to oversee campus operations, increase community engagement and focus on philanthropic needs.
The action follows nearly two years of study and analysis of the governance structure for the multiple campuses of Antioch University nationwide. The structure, modeled after public university systems with dispersed campuses, is cutting edge in private higher education and entirely new for Antioch.
Art Zucker, who chairs the Antioch University Board of Trustees that made the unanimous decision, says this provides new and exciting opportunities for all of Antioch’s five campuses to reach their dreams and aspirations. Antioch has campuses in Keene, N.H., Yellow Springs, Ohio, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, Calif., as well as Seattle.
Each campus, according to Zucker, can now welcome and engage more local and regional citizens who are deeply committed to the values and traditions of a true Antioch education and philosophy.
In addition to a new board of trustees for each Antioch campus, a new, university-wide board of governors will have effective oversight and maintain ultimate control over decisions of the five campus boards as well as ownership of University assets.