Board of Governors - Committees

Steering Committee

Chair

  • Cherry Murray

Members

  • Akito Arima
  • Curtis Callan
  • Rita Colwell
  • Jerome Friedman
  • Serge Haroche
  • Ryoji Noyori
  • Albrecht Wagner

Charter

  1. Purpose
    The Steering Committee shall expedite the responsibilities of the BOG, including calling ad hoc meetings to make urgent decisions between BOG meetings.
  2. Organization
    The Steering Committee is a standing committee of the BOG chaired by the Chair of the BOG, whose members are appointed by the Chair of the BOG.
  3. Meetings
    The Steering Committee meetings are called by the Chair as necessary to carry out the duties of the corporation.
  4. Authority and Responsibilities
    The authorities and responsibilities of the Steering Committee shall include the following:
    1. Nomination of candidates for the BOG, BOC and Auditors
    2. BOG member orientation
    3. BOG member performance evaluation
    4. Performance assessment; searches and contracts of the Officers of the Corporation, which includes President/CEO, Vice CEO, and Auditors
    5. Agendas of BOG meetings
  5. Key Leadership Support
    The President/CEO and Vice CEO shall support the Steering Committee along with any Corporation leaders as appropriate.

Business and Finance Committee (BFC)

Chairs

  • Albrecht Wagner
  • Koji Omi (Honorary)

Members

  • Serge Haroche
  • Motoko Kotani
  • Kiyoshi Kurokawa
  • Cherry Murray

Charter

  1. Purpose
    The Business and Finance Committee shall assist the Board of Governors in fulfilling the board’s oversight and monitoring of the corporation and in evaluating and recommending changes to policies, practices and procedures, including long term planning, capital expenditures budget, annual operating budget, building cost estimates and investments.
  2. Organization
    The Business and Finance Committee is a standing committee of the BOG whose Chair and members are appointed by the Chair of the BOG.
  3. Meetings
    The Business and Finance Committee will hold regular meetings immediately before the regular BOG meetings and will report at the BOG meeting. The Chair of the Business and Finance Committee may also call ad hoc meetings as needed.
  4. Key Leadership Support
    The Business and Finance Committee shall be supported by the COO, the Vice President for Financial Management, the Vice President for Buildings and Facility Management and any other Corporation leadership as appropriate.

Academic and Research Committee (ARC)

Chair

  • Curtis Callan

Members

  • Jerome Friedman
  • Motoko Kotani
  • VijayRaghavan Krishnaswamy
  • Cherry Murray
  • Erwin Neher (proposed)

Charter

  1. Purpose
    The Academic and Research Committee shall assist the Board of Governors in its responsibility for the rules for management and institutional performance in academics and research, and shall have the responsibility for reviewing academic affairs and research, including selection and promotion of faculty.
  2. Organization
    The Academic and Research Committee is a standing committee of the BOG, whose Chair and members are appointed by the Chair of the BOG.
  3. Meetings
    The Academic and Research Committee will have a regular meeting immediately before the regular BOG meetings and will present a report at the regular BOG meetings. The Chair of the Academic and Research Committee can also call ad hoc meetings of the Committee as needed.
  4. Key Leadership Support
    The Committee will be supported by the Provost, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Dean of Research and the Dean of Faculty Affairs.

Audit and Compliance Committee (ACC)

Chair

  • Cherry Murray

Members

  • Akito Arima
  • Curtis Callan
  • Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Charter

  1. Purpose
    The Audit and Compliance Committee shall assist the board in providing oversight of policies, practices and issues related to financial statements of the university, internal controls and compliance, risk management, and internal and external audits.
  2. Organization
    The Audit and Compliance Committee is a standing committee of the BOG whose Chair and members are appointed by the BOG Chair.
  3. Meetings
    The Audit and Compliance Committee will meet in regular meetings before every BOG meeting and report to the BOG at the BOG meeting. The Chair may call an ad hoc meeting as needed.
  4. Key Leadership Support
    The Audit and Compliance and Risk Committee shall be supported by the COO, the Auditor, the Compliance Office, and any other key personnel of OIST as appropriate.

Self-Sustaining Development of Okinawa Committee (SDO)

Chair

  • Rita Colwell

Members

  • Yoko Aniya
  • Senapathy Gopalakrishnan
  • Kazuhito Hashimoto
  • Cherry Murray
  • Albrecht Wagner

Charter

  1. Purpose
    Self-Sustaining Development of Okinawa Committee shall assist the BOG in oversight of all activities of the Corporation related to the self-sustaining development of Okinawa.
  2. Organization
    The Self-Sustaining Development of Okinawa Committee is a standing committee of the BOG whose Chair and members are appointed by the Chair of the BOG.
  3. Meetings
    The Self-Sustaining Development of Okinawa Committee shall meet at least twice per year at a time determined by the Chair. When appropriate, the Committee may hold joint meetings with the Sustainable Development for Okinawa Committee of the Board of Councilors, which provides advice to the CEO and the BOG on these activities.
  4. Authority and Responsibilities
    The authorities and responsibilities of the Self-Sustaining Development for Okinawa Committee shall include oversight of the Corporation rules, regulations and activities related to technology transfer: including intellectual property, income assignment, equity management, personnel policies and joint activities.
  5. Key Leadership Support
    The Sustainable Development for Okinawa Committee shall be supported by the Executive Vice President for Technology Development and Innovation and other key personnel of OIST as appropriate.

External Funding Development Committee (EFD)

Chairs

  • Cherry Murray
  • Jerome Friedman (Honorary)

Members

  • Rita Colwell
  • Senapathy Gopalakrishnan
  • VijayRaghavan Krishnaswamy

Charter

  1. Purpose
    The External Funding Development Committee shall assist the BOG in providing oversight of the Corporation’s strategy, plans and efforts to obtain external funding (funding other than direct subsidy.)
  2. Organization
    The External Funding Development Committee is a standing committee of the BOG whose Chair and members are appointed by the BOG Chair.
  3. Meetings
    The External Funding Development Committee meetings are called by the Chair as needed, but will meet in person at least once per year. When appropriate the Committee may hold joint meetings with the Business and Finance Committee.
  4. Key Leadership Support
    The CEO, Vice CEO and Dean of Research shall support the External Funding Development Committee.