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President & Leadership

In 1792 the Connecticut Legislature amended Yale’s 1701 charter to provide that the president and fellows of Yale College would be known as “The Corporation” and “shall have the government, care and management of the college.”

Today, the Corporation is made up of 19 members: the president of the university, 10 successor trustees, six alumni fellows, and two members ex officio. There are 11 officers including the president. The duties and responsibilities of the fellows and officers are outlined in the Yale Corporation By-Laws.