Chapman University is a comprehensive liberal arts and sciences university founded in 1861 by members of the First Christian church (Disciples of Christ). Located in historically-preserved Old Towne Orange, the university features a high-energy living and learning environment, attracting students from various faith backgrounds and nationalities.
The university's Board of Trustees is composed of elected members as well as ex-officio members who vote on all matters presented to the Board of Trustees. Each person who is asked to serve the university displays talents and has the energy required by the University to realize its vision and fulfill its mission.
The university's goal is to provide the transparency of operation that the university's entire community, including its neighbors, faculty, parents, students as well as other constituencies, expect from it.