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Policy Number: 3349-03-01
Effective Date: 06/01/2011
Updated: 08/22/2018
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Responsible Department: Office of the VPAA
Applies To: Faculty

D. The President:

    1. Is the Chief Executive Academic Officer of the University and shall:
      1. Be ultimately responsible for the overall administration and operation of the University and the highest authority on University policy, only subject to the authority of the Board;
      2. Lead the University in fostering and promoting education, research, scholarship, and service;
      3. Enforce the Bylaws, policies and procedures of the University;
      4. Serve as an ex-officio member of all Standing Committees of the University;
      5. Be the chief spokesperson for the University and as such be responsible for all the external relations and communications of the University.
      6. Recommend all appointments, reappointments, promotions and the conferral of tenure upon qualified faculty to the Board;
      7. Possess the requisite authority, as delegated by the Board, to appoint such administrative and professional staff; and
      8. Confer all degrees on all candidates for graduation, upon the recommendation of the Dean and the faculty of the respective Colleges and preside at commencement and other appropriate academic occasions.
      9. Where appropriate, delegate or remove the authority or responsibility to member(s) of the faculty or staff of the University;
      10. At his/her discretion, appoint, evaluate or remove senior level administrators and senior level academic officers;
      11. Deploy University resources to meet the University’s mission and carry out the University’s strategic plan; and
      12. Designate a member of the University’s senior administration to be responsible for the affairs of the University in his/her absence.
    2. The President is hereby clothed with the requisite authority to carry out all the duties and responsibilities as set forth herein as well as such duties and responsibilities as may be delegated by the Board.

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