The President is the chief executive officer of KGI, with general oversight responsibility for academic, fiscal, physical, and disciplinary aspects of the institution. He or she is responsible for representing KGI to its external constituencies . The President reports to the Board of Trustees and serves at the pleasure of the Board.

The Academic Deans provide leadership to the faculty in developing and implementing innovative and effective curricula. The Dean takes the lead role in recruiting, developing, and retaining a strong faculty, and supervises the faculty regarding teaching and research.

The faculty carries primary responsibility for curricular content and pedagogy, for oversight of student admission criteria, for peer review of faculty, for setting KGI’s research agenda, and for certification of degrees; the faculty also share in the overall governance of KGI.

The Senior Cabinet, which confers regularly on major operational, budgetary, and policy matters, is comprised of the President, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, the Academic Deans, the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Vice President of Institutional Development and Partnerships, and the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Engagement.