The Board of Trustees operates in partnership with the Executive Board to accomplish the mission and goals of UWC Costa Rica.
Responsible for broad oversight, strategic direction, and fundraising for the College - Trustees are expected to take leadership roles on board committees and project task forces and to provide support and advice to the Head of College, the Management Team and other staff as required.
The Board is composed of 15 – 30 people (including the members of the Executive Board). Together with the Board of Trustees, the Head of College and selected members of the College Management Team actively represent the College and are often present at meetings by invitation.
The Board meets three times a year, usually in October, February, and at graduation in May. Typically, there are two meetings a year at the College, and when there are opportunities to expand the reach of the College for fund-raising or publicity purposes, there is the possibility that the third meeting will be held at another (Latin or North American) location.
Trustees are expected to cover all their expenses for attending meetings. Additionally, they are expected to make suitable contributions to the future of the College, both in terms of service and in contributions to its financial sustainability.