The Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE), which acts as the policy and coordinating board for all public institutions of higher education in Colorado, is a nine-member board appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Colorado State Senate.

Colorado Commission on Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 866-2723

Western is governed by the Western Colorado University Board of Trustees, a nine-member lay board. Trustees are appointed by the Governor to four-year terms. One faculty trustee and one student trustee are elected by their constituents and serve one-year terms.