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Governance

Chair of the Board of Governors: Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo
Rector: Francesco Bonini

Deputy Rector and Director of Studies: Giovanni Ferri
Deputy Rector for Research and internationalisation: Consuelo Corradi

Director of Administration: Giannina Di Marco

Board of Governors
The Board of Governors is the governing body established by the University Statute. There are 12 members, one of whom is elected as Chair at the first meeting. The Board of Governors is appointed for a period of 4 years, acts by absolute majority and governs the teaching and support activities as well as the assets of the University. Responsibilities of the Board include appointment of the Rector and the Director of Administration; approval of University regulations, the annual budget and three-year development plan that forms the foundation for the University's aims; appointment of academic staff as proposed by the Recruitment and Promotion Board.

LUMSA Board of Governors (2015-2019):

  • Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, Chair and board member appointed by the Cardinal Vicar of Rome;
  • Prof. Francesco Bonini, Rector;
  • Dr. Giannina Di Marco, Director of Administration;
  • Dr. Paolo Mennini, President of the "Luigia Tincani" Association for the promotion of culture;
  • Prof. Stefano Zamagni, Holy See representative appointed by the Secretary of State;
  • Mr. Antonino Ilacqua (lawyer), Government representative appointed by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research;
  • Dr. Martina Damiani, representative from the non-profit organisation "Unione Santa Caterina da Siena delle Missionarie della Scuola" (St. Catherine of Siena union for school missionaries);
  • Prof. Mattia Persiani, board member appointed by the Cardinal Vicar of Rome;
  • Msgr. Angelo Vincenzo Zani, board member appointed by the Tincani Association;
  • Prof. Carmela Di Agresti, board member appointed by the Tincani Association;
  • Prof. Rocco Pezzimenti, professor, appointed by the Chair of the Board and the Rector;
  • Prof. Angelo Rinella, professor, appointed by the Chair of the Board and the Rector.

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate is an advisory and recommendatory committee comprising the Rector as Chair, the Deputy Rectors, Departmental Directors (or Deputy Directors) and the Director of Administration. The President of the Student Council may join the committee for resolutions on specific issues, with full voting rights. Academic Senate decisions are made by absolute majority.

Prof. Francesco Bonini, Chair of the Academic Senate;

  • Prof. Giovanni Ferri, Deputy Rector for Teaching and Right to Study;
  • Prof. Consuelo Corradi, Deputy Rector for Research and Internationalisation;
  • Prof. Monica Lugato, Director of the Department of Law, Rome;
  • Prof. Giampaolo Frezza, Director of the Department of Law, Palermo;
  • Prof. Benedetta Papasogli, Director of the Department of Economic, Political Science and Modern Languages;
  • Prof. Gennaro Iasevoli, Director of the Department of Human Studies - Communication, Education and Psychology;
  • Dr. Giannina Di Marco, Director of Administration.