USU is led by presidents and chancellors of America's leading urban public research universities. The board of directors governs and sets policy for the organization.
The current chair of the coalition is Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University.
Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University, Chair
Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University, Past Chair
Ronald Berkman, President, Cleveland State University, Vice Chair
Dianne Harrison, President, California State University, Northridge, Secretary
Mildred Garcia, President, California State University, Fullerton, Treasurer
Michael Amiridis, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago
William Covino, President, California State University, Los Angeles
Dorothy Horrell, Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
Mark Pagano, Chancellor, University of Washington, Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Michael Rao, President, Virginia Commonwealth University
M. David Rudd, President, University of Memphis
Kim Wilcox, Chancellor, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
David Wilson, President, Morgan State University
M. Roy Wilson, President, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI