Members of the Council are drawn from the public and private sectors, professional bodies and societies and academic institutions in accordance with the University Council of Jamaica Act, 1987.

The Council is currently led by Dr Carolyn Hayle, Chairman and Prof Brendan Bain, Vice-Chairman.

The Council comprises eight committees namely: Finance, Human Resources and Administration, Internal Audit, Governance, Property, Procurement, Institutional Accreditation and the Accreditation, Curriculum and Development (AC&D) Committee.

The AC&D Committee reviews accreditation and registration reports and makes recommendations to the full Council on the programmes to be accredited or institutions to be registered. The AC&D Committee also oversees the development of policies and procedures as they relate to Programme Readiness Assessment, Accreditation, Recognition and Registration.