At Haverford, we believe in a highly transparent and participatory process of decision-making. Collaboration, openness, and a respect for the opinions of all members of the Haverford community are at the core of our administration.
The commitment to shared governance provides a large role and a voice for Haverford's various constituencies. The President works collaboratively with the administration, faculty, and staff on matters pertaining to Haverford's governance and regularly consults with students and their elected or designated leaders. Additionally, the President works in partnership with the Board of Managers and facilitates communication and interaction among the Board, the faculty, and other Haverford constituencies on governance and policy issues.
Legal authority is vested in the Corporation of Haverford College, which is responsible for electing members to the Board of Managers. The Corporation's membership is made up of approximately 200 Quaker men and women from diverse backgrounds who have shown an interest in Haverford. In practice, the most important role of the Corporation is to assist in enriching Haverford's heritage as a Quaker educational institution.