Organization & Governance

LEARNs Governance Structure

LEARN's Board of Directors governs the overall affairs of the corporation with committees advising the Board on specific operational and policy issues. The standing committees of the Board include Finance, Governance and Participation, and Operations and Services. Additionally, an Audit Committee consisting of three elected Board members and an independent advisor monitors the conduct of the annual independent audit. The Board also creates ad hoc committees of the Board as necessary.

Within the authority delegated by the Board, the Executive Committee comprised of the elected officers of the corporation and the Chairs of the three standing committee develops the Board agendas and governs the affairs of LEARN between meetings of the Board. The Executive Committee is composed of the President, Chair, Chair Elect, Past Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. Other than the President, the officers are elected from the members of the Board of Directors.

The day-to-day business of LEARN is managed by the President and CEO of the corporation, who is elected by the Board and serves at their pleasure. The CEO employs and supervises a professional technical and administrative staff to conduct and manage LEARN's operations, including a Chief Technology Officer who is responsible for the health of the network.

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is comprised of technical experts from each of the organization's member institutions. TAG representatives are appointed by the LEARN Board member from the institution they represent and they elect the TAG Chair. TAG is an advisory body to the Board, President and LEARN's Chief Technology Officer and serves an important role in helping shape LEARN's architecture, operations and portfolio of services.