The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is governed by two oversight bodies: the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Board of Governors of the School. The trustees oversee both the School and the museum, while the governors focus solely on the School. The governors set policies for the management of the School and steward SAIC's mission, objectives, and core values within the Art Institute.

The Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago  

Board of Governors

Anita K. Sinha
Chair

Melissa V. Behm
Robert H. Bergman (BFA 1975)
Sanford L. Biggers (MFA 1999)
Michelle T. Boone
Laurence O. Booth
Charles M. Brennan III
Linda Smith Buonanno (P 2001)
D.H. Chang (MFA 1991)
Lester N. Coney
A. Steven Crown
Robert G. Donnelley
Ellen Forte
Karen W. Frank (SAIC 1972–74)
Denise B. Gardner
Sarah Garvey
Gordon Gill
Gail Hodges
Genevieve Hovde
Holly Hunt
Betsy Karp
Jay Frederick Krehbiel
Cary D. McMillan
Monique Meloche
Charles L. Michod Jr.
Melissa A. Moore (BFA 1989)
Cherilyn Murer 
William R. Padnos (MFA 1987)
Marian Phelps Pawlick
Charles T. Price
Quintin E. Primo III
Beth K. Rosen
Neal Sáles-Griffin
Ellen Sandor (MFA 1975, HON 2014)
Stephanie A. Sick
Anita K. Sinha
Charlotte Tieken
Joseph R. Trpik Jr.
David J. Vitale
Kenneth W. Warren