The University is led by John Garvey, the 15th President. The University is a nonprofit corporation whose members are the Fellows of the University. Responsibility for governance resides in the first instance in the Board of Trustees.

The provost and chief academic officer of the University is Dr. Aaron Dominguez. The 12 schools of the University are led by their respective deans. The University is also governed by the Academic Senate. 

The senior administrators lead our administrative departments. The Administrative Council serves as a sounding board for the president on non-academic policy and procedures; the Executive Committee of the Administrative Council provides regular advice directly to senior leadership.

Theological College, a seminary affiliated with Catholic University, is led by its rector. 

The official policies governing the University are posted on the University’s website and are publicly available.