The President and Fellows of Middlebury College, more familiarly known as the Board of Trustees, holds ultimate legal and fiduciary responsibility for all assets and operations of Middlebury College, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), the Middlebury Language Schools and Schools Abroad, the Bread Loaf School of English, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and all other Middlebury schools, programs, centers, and institutes.
The Board of Trustees operates in accordance with the bylaws of the corporation. While the president and administrative team exercise the central influence in policy, as well as the dominant force in management, trustees are called upon to exercise both a legal and a moral responsibility. They must satisfy not only themselves but others that Middlebury is heading in the right direction and that it is well managed.
Trustees, who may number up to 35, are elected, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Trustees and Governance, by the current board.