Ch. 2 Office of the President

A. Appointment and Duties

The conditions of appointment, duties, and authority of the president may be found in Article VI of the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees.

B. Organization

In implementing the executive role, the president will develop an administrative organization consistent with the following principles.

1. Functions, tasks, and/or activities, whether continuing or nonrecurring, will be delegated to responsible individuals or groups as circumstances may dictate.

2. Authority commensurate with the responsibility will be delegated to ensure accomplishment of work objectives, including contract authority consistent with Board policy.

3. Lines of authority will be established to ensure accountability, although ultimate responsibility remains with the president.

4. The resulting organization will be continuously evaluated in terms of overall effectiveness, efficiency, and performance relative to reasonable objectives.

5. The President oversees all areas of activity within the institution, aided by the Executive Associate to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, and seven vice presidents: the Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Vice President for University Relations, the Vice President for Development, the Vice President for Inclusion and Equity, the Vice President for Legal, Compliance and Risk Management, and the Vice President for Enrollment Development. 

A chart of the current organizational structure with executive officer assignments shall be maintained by the President's Office.

C. Assignments in the President's Office The president reserves the right to line authority over certain university matters. The numbers of these matters are not fixed and may vary over time depending upon institutional needs. The president's office will have staff directly responsible for one or more of these matters.

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