Delegation of the President's Authority to a Designee

Board of Trustees
Policy Number: 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Board of Trustees Policy, BORD 110 - Delegation of Authority to the President, specifically delegates to the president certain enumerated powers and duties.  However, the president must sometimes by necessity be absent from the physical site of the college or unavailable to college staff by means of written, telephonic or electronic communication.  Also, the president could become disabled by accident or illness thereby precluding his/her ability to perform in accordance with the authority delegated by the Board of Trustees.           

Because of these considerations, the Board of Trustees:

A.         Authorizes the president to specifically designate a member of the Executive Leadership employed by the college as his/her designee fully authorized to exercise all powers and duties exercised by the president during the period of the president’s absence or disability.        


B.         In the event of no specific designation by the president during his/her absence or disability, designates to the members of the Executive Leadership in rank order of seniority, the authority to exercise all powers and duties exercised by the president until a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees has been called and resulted in appointment of an acting president.

Prior to the appointment of an acting president, members of the Executive Leadership shall be considered to be the president’s designee in rank order of seniority such that no person shall exercise presidential authority unless all administrators preceding him/her in seniority are also absent and unavailable.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply: 

The president and Board of Trustees.