The UNC Policy Manual

President of the University

 

The UNC Policy Manual

Chapter 100.1 - The Code

Section 501 

CODE
SECTION 501.                    PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY.

501 A.    General Authority.

The president of the University of North Carolina shall be the chief administrative and executive officer of the University. [See G.S. 116-14(a)] The president shall have complete authority to manage the affairs and execute the policies of the University of North Carolina and its constituent institutions, subject to the direction and control of the Board of Governors and the provisions of this Code. The president shall personally represent before the state, the region and the nation the ideals and the spirit of the University of North Carolina. As the chief executive, the president shall be the official administrative spokesperson for and the interpreter of the University to the alumni and alumnae as a whole, the news media, the educational world, and the general public. The president shall be responsible for the presentation and interpretation of all University policies, recommendations, and requests to the General Assembly, the governor, state officers and commissions, and the federal government.

501 B.    Relation of the President to the Board of Governors.

(1)           The president, as the chief executive officer of the University, shall perform all duties prescribed by the Board of Governors. The president shall be responsible to the Board of Governors for the prompt and effective execution of all laws relating to the University of North Carolina and of all resolutions, policies, rules, and regulations adopted by the board for the operation of the University of North Carolina and for the government of any and all of its constituent institutions, and the president’s discretionary powers shall be broad enough to meet the extensive responsibilities of the presidency.

(2)          The president shall make recommendations to the Board of Governors with respect to the adoption, modification, revision or reversal of policies, rules, and regulations applicable to the University of North Carolina and any or all of its constituent institutions. To this end, the president shall establish and maintain agencies of inquiry and administrative lines of communication, which include the constituent institutions, to ensure prompt perception of needs for problem identification and analysis, decision, and policy formulation.

(3)          The president shall prepare and submit to the Board of Governors such reports and recommendations concerning the University of North Carolina and its constituent institutions as the president may deem wise or as the board may require.

(4)          The president shall attend and may participate in, without the privilege of voting, the meetings of the Board of Governors and its various committees, and the president may attend the meetings of all the boards of trustees.

(5)          The president shall be the official administrative medium of communication between the Board of Governors and all individuals, officials, agencies, and organizations, both within and without the University and its constituent institutions.

(6)          The president, consistent with the provisions of Section 500 B(2), shall make nominations for all appointments that are to be acted upon by the Board of Governors and shall make recommendations for all promotions, salaries, transfers, suspensions, and dismissals that are to be acted upon by the board. The board reserves the right, in all instances, to act on its own initiative.

(7)          The president shall assume, and retain at all times, control over the budget of the University of North Carolina, subject to the direction and control of the Board of Governors. The president shall prepare the proposed budget of the University of North Carolina and shall submit such proposed budget to the Board of Governors for approval; administrative procedures uniformly applicable to all institutions shall be established by the president to ensure that each institution has full opportunity to provide information and advice concerning the formulation of such proposed budget. The president shall be responsible for the presentation and explanation of budget requests approved by the Board of Governors to the director of the budget and the Advisory Budget Commission, the General Assembly and its committees, officers, and members. The president shall be responsible for the execution of the budget of the University of North Carolina as approved by the General Assembly. All revisions of the budget which require approval of the Advisory Budget Commission shall be acted upon by the Board of Governors on recommendation of the president.

(8)          The president, with the approval of the Board of Governors, shall appoint an advisory committee composed of representative presidents of the private colleges and universities of the state. [See G.S. 116-14(c)]

501 C.    Relation of the President to the University.

(1)           The president shall be the leader of the University of North Carolina and its constituent institutions and shall coordinate the activities of all constituent institutions in accordance with the principle of allocated functions prescribed by the Board of Governors. The president shall promote the general welfare and development of the University in its several parts and as a whole.

(2)          The president shall be a member of, and shall have the privilege of attending meetings of, all faculties of the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina.

(3)          In the absence of policies prescribed by the Board of Governors, the president shall resolve all issues of jurisdiction and dispute among the constituent institutions of the University.

(4)           Repealed

(5)          The president may refer for investigation, report, and advice any question of University concern to any council, faculty, or scientific, extension, or administrative staff.

(6)          The medium for official communications between the president and the constituent institutions of the University shall be the respective chancellors.

(7)          The president shall establish administrative organizations to carry out the policies of the University and shall interpret these organizations to the Board of Governors and to the officers and faculties of the University. The president shall ensure that the University and its constituent institutions are properly staffed with personnel competent to discharge their responsibilities effectively. In carrying out the president’s duties and responsibilities, the president shall be assisted by staff officers and by the chancellors of the constituent institutions. The president shall prescribe the duties and assignments of the staff officers reporting to the president. The president may establish and define the duties of all-University councils and committees to advise and assist the president in the execution of the president’s duties. The president may delegate to other officers portions of the president’s duties and responsibilities, with the required authority for their fulfillment. However, such delegation shall not reduce the president's overall responsibility for those portions of duties which the president may choose to delegate.