The Executive Governor of Katsina State is the Visitor to the university.
The major authorities for the overall policy, administrative and academic control of the university are the Council and the Senate. The everyday administration of the university is carried out by the Vice-Chancellor supported by other principal officers, other officers and staff.
The Visitor and Principal Officers of the University are:
- H.E. Rt. Hon Aminu Bello Masari, CFR, Visitor
- Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Mutallab, CON, Chancellor
- Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim, Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council
- Professor Idris Isa Funtua, FNMGS, FMSSN, FSESN Vice Chancellor
- Professor Khalid Hassan Abdullahi, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration)
- Dr Muhammad Saleh Salga, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
- Malam Nasir Bello, Registrar
- Malam Abubakar Muhammad, Bursar
- Malam Misbau Na’iya Katsina, University Librarian