The Managing Board basic function is to ensure that the college accomplishes its mission. The Board does this primarily through its role in determining policies, strategies and budgets. In this process the Board must consider the special mission of Unity College and be aware of the trends and challenges in higher education in general.
The Board evaluates and sets educational policy by acting upon recommendations of the faculty as brought to the Board by the administration; makes appointments to the college faculty and administration upon recommendation by the Principal and Administrator; and determines financial policy by approving the budget and building plans recommended by the administration. The Managing Board is a body whose primary responsibility is determining policy; it is not an administrative body.
The Board articulates policies intended to guide the administration, but it does not itself execute the policies of the college.