The Board of Governors is responsible for establishing the governing policies that directs NBCC's mandate of becoming a high quality student-focused post-secondary institution that enhances the social and economic well-being of New Brunswick through training and education.

The Board of Governors is comprised of twelve (12) members appointed by the Minister of Post-Secondary Education and three (3) members from within NBCC who are selected by their peers to represent the following groups: academic, non-academic and student.