Andrews University is an international institution of higher education established by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists as part of the educational ministry of the world-wide church. The Board of Trustees leads by providing intellectual, spiritual, reputational, financial, and social capital to ensure the fulfillment of the institution's mission.  In addition, the Board of Trustees appoints officers who manage the day-to-day operations of the institution and carry out the Board's strategic priorities, policies and directives.