RIGHTS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF
PRINCIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS OF THE
Section 1. Officers of the System.
The Board of Supervisors shall appoint the President; and, upon the recommendation of the President, it shall
appoint other administrative officers of the University System as is deemed necessary. The Board shall establish, or cause
to be established, procedures for the selection, appointment and evaluation of
the President and the selection and appointment of other major administrative
officers within the University System. These procedures shall include a method
of obtaining expression of faculty
The Board shall give consideration to the recommendation of the President in
all appointments other than his own. All administrative officers of the
University System shall hold their positions at the pleasure of the
Section 2. President of the System.
A. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the University
System and shall serve as Secretary to the Board. He shall hold office at the
pleasure of the Board and be compensated at a salary fixed by the Board and
recorded in its proceedings. The President shall be responsible to the Board for
the conduct of the affairs of the University System. He shall execute and
enforce all of the decisions, orders, rules and regulations of the Board with
respect to the conduct of the University System. He shall be governed by all
laws pertaining to the Southern University System.
The President's discretionary authority shall be broad enough to enable him
to meet his extensive responsibilities.
B. The President shall attend meetings of the Board and its Committees.
C. The President, except as otherwise provided in these bylaws, shall make
all nominations for appointments, suspensions, and dismissals of all
administrative officers holding positions at the pleasure of the Board. Upon
recommendation of the Chancellor of each Campus, the President shall have the
authority to make all other appointments, promotions, transfers, suspensions,
and dismissals of academic and unclassified employees, subject to the approval
of the Board. The President, or an officer designated by him, is authorized as
the appointing authority to make and approve personnel actions relating to
classified personnel, including disciplinary actions required to be expressed in
writing, in keeping with governing statutes.
In considering the appointment of persons to those administrative offices
where there is dual responsibility to both the System and a particular campus,
the President shall solicit and give careful attention to the views and opinions
of the Chancellor concerned.
D. Subject to the Board's direction and approval:
1. The President shall establish administrative policies and procedures for
the University System in keeping with the mission of each campus, and promote
the general welfare of the System.
2. The President shall develop and implement educational policies and
procedures for the University System in keeping with the mission of each campus,
and promote the general welfare of the System.
3. The President shall develop a sound fiscal management
system; he shall prepare and present a consolidated budget for the University
System to the Board, and shall assume and retain complete control at all times
over all budgets of the System, as approved by the
4. The President shall serve as spokesman for the System to all
agencies, inside and outside of the University System, to the Alumni, news media
and the general public.
E. The President shall establish and maintain lines of communication with the
Chancellor of each campus.
F. The President, with the assistance of the Chancellors, shall have
authority to appoint such committees from among the personnel of the System as
deemed desirable for the purpose of advising the President in connection with
any problems of the System. The Chancellor shall be informed of all such
appointments of personnel on his campus.
G. The President shall be a member of all faculties. The Chancellors shall
normally serve as presiding officers at meetings of the faculty on their
respective campuses, though it shall be the President's privilege to preside at
Section 3. System Staff Officers.
System staff officers shall be appointed by the Board upon the recommendation
of the President. The System staff officers shall perform the duties outlined in
writing by the President and approved by the Board. To this end and to
facilitate an understanding of the organization of the System and the duties and
responsibilities of System staff officers, the President shall cause to be
published a document wherein detailed information is provided, including the
responsibilities that these officers have on a particular campus. In their
capacities as campus officers, System staff officers shall coordinate their
activities with the Chancellor of that
Section 4. The President's Advisory Council.
The President shall have an Advisory Council which shall consist of the
President, System Vice-Presidents, Chancellors and others as he may designate.
The President shall serve as chairman; or, he may designate a temporary chairman
in his absence.
The Council shall advise the President on all matters involving the
University System, including, but not limited to academic programs and support
services, personnel, and athletics. The agenda for meetings of the Council shall
be structured by the President and the proceedings recorded.
Section 5. The Council of Chief Academic Officers.
This Council shall consist of the chief academic officer of the System staff,
who shall serve as chairman, and the chief academic officer of each major
subdivision of the University System. The Council shall act in an advisory
capacity to the President in matters relating to academic standards, programs,
and policies of the System. The chief academic officers shall keep their
respective Chancellors or administrative superiors apprised of actions of the
Section 6. Chancellors.
A. There shall be a Chancellor of each campus, who shall be appointed by the
Board, taking into consideration the recommendations of the President of the
System and the expression of opinion of the faculty concerned. The Chancellor
shall serve at the pleasure of the Board at a salary fixed by the Board. The
Chancellor shall exercise complete executive authority over the campus he
administers, subject to the direction of the President, where required by law or
Board policy, and the approval of the
B. The Chancellor shall be responsible to the Board through the President for
the effective execution of all resolutions, policies, rules and regulations
adopted by the Board for the administration and operation of the System and the
governance of his campus, and all policies, rules, regulations, directives, and
memoranda issued by the President. The Chancellor shall be governed by all laws
pertaining to the Southern University System. The Chancellor shall have direct
access to the President, and he shall be the official medium of communication
between the President and all personnel on his campus.
C. The Chancellor shall attend the meetings of the Board and its committees
and he may invite members of his administrative or academic staff to assist in
his presentations to the Board.
D. The Chancellor shall have the responsibility of fixing the salaries and
duties of the members of the faculty, administrative and professional staff for
the campus he heads, subject to the recommendation of the President and approval
of the Board. He shall make all other appointments, promotions, transfers,
suspensions, and dismissals of all academic, administrative, and professional
employees, subject to the recommendations of the President and approval of the
Board. In coordination with the University System's appointing authority, the
Chancellor or an officer designated by him is authorized to make and approve
personnel actions relating to classified personnel and unclassified personnel in
positions exempt from the classified service by special action of the State of
Louisiana, Department of Civil Service. In all personnel recommendations, the
Chancellor shall give due consideration to the opinion and views of the
appropriate academic and administrative staff.
E. The Chancellor shall be a member of the faculty of the campus he heads. He
or his designee shall be the presiding officer at meetings of the faculty of his
F. The Chancellor shall have the responsibility for developing and
implementing educational, administrative and fiscal policies, procedures and
programs for the campus, consistent with the policies of the Southern University
G. The Chancellor shall be responsible to the President for the management of
the financial affairs of his campus. His responsibilities shall include the
preparation of a consolidated campus budget (after review of the budgets of the
various divisions of his campus and the recommendations of the heads of these
divisions) and the management of the budget, as approved by the President and
H. The Chancellor of each campus shall prepare and present to the Board,
through the President, a comprehensive annual report.
I. The Chancellor shall have responsibility and oversight over all fundraising activities.
J. The Chancellor shall have responsibility and authority to exercise administrative and fiscal control over the Intercollegiate athletics program.
Section 7. Campus Officers.
Campus officers shall include a chief academic officer, a chief finance and
business affairs officer, a chief student affairs officer and such other
officers as deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the campus, to be
recommended to the Board by the President, upon the recommendation of the
Chancellor. The campus officers shall perform the duties outlined in writing by
the Chancellor, subject to the recommendation of the President and the approval
of the Board. To this end and to facilitate an understanding of the organization
of the campus and the duties and responsibilities of campus officers, the
Chancellor shall cause to be published a document wherein detailed information
is provided in this regard.