The Supervisory Board elects the full-time members of the Presidential Committee and adopts the structure and development plan as well as the construction plan. According to legislation, the term of office of the Founding Supervisory Board expired on September 30, 2011. Since October 01, 2011, the members of the KIT Supervisory Board have been in office. KIT is managed by the collegial board named "Executive Board". Presidents Professor Dr. Horst Hippler and Professor Dr. Eberhard Umbach and the Vice Presidents Professor Dr. Detlef Löhe, Dr. Peter Fritz, and Dr. Alexander Kurz took office on October 01, 2009. The term of office is four years. Since January 01, 2011, Dr. Elke Luise Barnstedt is member of the Presidential Committee as Vice President responsible for Human Resources and Law, her term of office is six years.
The Senate confirms the election of full-time board members and issues an opinion on the structural and development plan as well as on the draft economic plan and the finance plan. The Senate of KIT is composed of the board members, the Gender Equality Officer and the ombudswoman for equal opportunities, 25 elected representatives from the university sector and 25 elected representatives from the large-scale research sector.