Two major governing bodies of the University of Nebraska Medical Center are the Board of Regents and the Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate

The UNMC Faculty Senate is a group of faculty elected from each major academic unit with responsibilities defined by the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska. The Senate serves as the governing body empowered to represent the UNMC faculty.

Board of Regents

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents consists of 8 voting members elected by district for 6-year terms, 4 non-voting student regents who serve during their tenure as student body president, and a corporation secretary. The board supervises the general operations of the university, and the control and direction of all expenditures.