The Catanduanes State University is a public, non-sectarian, non-profit institution of tertiary and higher learning duly established by law and principally supported by state funds.
The governance of the Catanduanes State University shall be vested in its Board of Regents (BOR), also referred to as the Governing Board (GB) which shall be composed of the following:
a. The Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Chairperson;
b. The President of the University, Vice Chairperson;
c. The Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Arts, and Culture of the Senate, member;
d. The Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Arts, and Culture of the House of Representatives, member;
e. The Regional Director of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), member;
f. The Regional Director of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), member;
g. The President of the federation of faculty associations of the University, member;
h. The President of the federation of student councils of the University, member;
i. The President of the federation of alumni associations of the University, member; and
j. Two (2) prominent citizens from the private sector who have distinguished themselves in their profession or fields of specialization of the University, members.
The Board shall appoint a secretary upon the recommendation of the President who shall serve both the BOR and the university and shall keep all records and minutes of proceedings of the BOR. He/She shall serve upon each member of the Board the appropriate notice of the Board meetings