Board of Trustees
TRS is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees. Trustees include the state superintendent of education, seven trustees appointed by the governor, five trustees elected by contributing TRS members, and two trustees elected by TRS annuitants.
The president of the Board of Trustees, by law, is appointed by the governor from among the sitting trustees. The Board of Trustees elects its vice president from among its members. The Board of Trustees appoints an executive director who also serves as the secretary of the Board of Trustees. The executive director is responsible for daily operations at TRS.
An open active teacher trustee was scheduled to be filled by a special election on May 1. Trustee-designate Beth Anderson was the only active TRS member who submitted the required 500 valid signatures needed to be a candidate. With only one eligible candidate, the election was canceled. Anderson will become a board member on July 15.
An appointed trustee position is also vacant.