The Leadership Council, the University’s highest collegiate body, determines the fundamental lines of university policy. The composition of the council seeks to represent all sectors of the university community. It holds sessions every other week, unless a specific situation warrants an extraordinary council meeting.
When complex and important issues come up, the University President can appoint a committee consisting of eight to 10 members of the Leadership Council, who are in charge of analyzing the issue for a period of time (generally two to four months), and then presenting a report to the full council. Generally, two to three committees are formed each year. In accordance with the statutes of 1982, the Leadership Council replaced the University Council. Its first session was held on December 31, 1982.