On Tuesday, 7 February 2023, the inaugural meeting of the new Board of Trustees of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (UPJŠ Board of Trustees) took place, at which its members, four nominated by the Minister of Education, and four elected by the Academic Senate of the UPJŠ, elected JUDr. Tomáš Illeš as the Chairman of the Board and MUDr. Radoslav Čuha, MBA, MPH as the Vice-Chairman of the Board. The members of the Board also drew lots for the length of their term of office of five or two years.
The Board confirmed the candidate for the position of Secretary and called for the election of the 9th member. It set a deadline for the Board members to submit nominations. The hearing of the proposed candidates and the approval of one of them will take place at the next meeting on 28 February 2023. The Board also took note of the information of the Rector of UPJŠ, prof. RNDr. Pavol Sovák, CSc., on the principles of methodology development of the state subsidy allocation for 2023. The preparation of documents on the budget methodology was also discussed in order for the Board to make a qualified decision on the matter.