The University's special mission is to offer a range of university degrees and education in French to promote the linguistic, cultural, economic and social well-being of its students and of Ontario's French speaking community. The first board of governors is responsible for governing and managing the affairs of the University until this function can be assumed by the permanent board of governors.
Twelve members appointed by the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development by regulation. Other individuals shall join the first board upon being elected or appointed, including: the chancellor, the president, one senior officer of the University appointed by the president, three elected members of the teaching staff, two elected students, and two elected non-teaching employees.
Members of the first board of governors are appointed until December 31, 2018, or until the first board becomes the permanent board of the university, whichever comes first.
Appointees do not receive remuneration.