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Article V. The President

  1. The President shall be chief executive and educational officer of the University and is charged with responsibility for providing general supervision to all affairs of the University. The President shall be elected by the concurring ballot of a majority of the entire Board of Trustees. The President shall be ex officio a member of the Board of Trustees and of all committees thereof except the Audit Committee.  The President shall be a member  and also the chairperson and presiding officer of every faculty and every separate academic unit of the University.
  1. The President shall be the medium of official communication between the Board of Trustees and the respective faculties, and the student body of the University.
  1. All University personnel, whether academic or nonacademic, shall be subject to the administrative authority of the President as chief executive and educational officer. The President shall define the duties of all officers and other members of the  staff whose duties are not prescribed by these Bylaws or by action of the Board of Trustees.
  1. The President shall recommend a plan for organization of the University to the Board of Trustees which, upon adoption, shall be the official organizational relationship of all units to the President and to the various administrative officers of the University. Such plan, upon adoption, shall be effective until amended or superseded by action of the Board.
  1. The President shall be responsible for implementing such system of campus governance as the Board of Trustees may establish or modify from time to time. The President shall be responsible for the proper regulation of student conduct.
  1. The President is authorized to make appointments to the instructional and research staff upon recommendation of the appropriate dean, director or other head of a separate academic unit and within the limitations prescribed in Article XVI of these Bylaws. The President is also authorized to make appointments to the administrative or nonacademic staff, except as prescribed in Article III, Section 2.c. All persons appointed pursuant to this authority serve at the pleasure of the President except as otherwise provided in writing at the time of the appointment, or by applicable action of the Board of Trustees.
  1. The President shall present to the Executive Committee an annual plan of financial operations which shall provide appropriate funding for all divisions of the University, except the plan for the Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences shall be presented by the President to the Board of Overseers.
  1. The President shall be responsible for implementing a system of budget administration to coordinate and control the expenditures and other financial operations of all divisions of the University pursuant to such budgets as may have been adopted by the Board of Trustees and such further authority as the Board may grant from time to time. The President may fix or adjust salaries and other expenditures within  such limitations as the Board from time to time may determine and for which funds are available within the approved plan of financial operation.
  1. The President shall act for and represent the University in all of its relations with state or federal agencies including, but not limited to, the fiscal and other operations of the colleges, schools and departments supported by state or federal funds.
  1. The President is authorized to execute deeds and other instruments and to affix thereto the corporate seal.
  1. The President shall recommend to the Board of Trustees fiscal and other administrative regulations for the conduct of the business affairs of the University. Such regulations, upon adoption by the Board, shall be binding upon all officers and employees in the conduct of business and financial activities of the University.
  1. The President shall prepare and present to the Board of Trustees an annual report on the conditions and needs of the University and also shall report at regular meetings of the Board as to the state of the University.
  1. The President shall have authority to delegate the powers and duties set forth in this Article V to subordinate officers and/or committees or other groups.

 

Last Updated: July 16, 2017 at 5:43 am