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Policy 2-003: The President of the University

  1. Section 1. Appointment and Authority
    1. The State Board of Regents, after consulting with the University Board of Trustees, shall appoint a president of the university, who is responsible to the state board, and shall serve at the pleasure of the board and at such salary as it may determine and fix. Utah Code Ann. 53-48-15 (1970); Bylaws, Art. III, 2.
  2. Section 2. Responsibilities
    1. The president of university is responsible to the State Board of Regents for the governance and administration of the university. The president, with the assistance of the Board of Trustees, is responsible (1) for the property, both personal and real, established at the university as of June 30, 1969, together with such additions thereto as the board may from time to time approve; and (2) for the education, safety, and welfare, for the good of education in the state and the university, of all persons admitted and enrolled, employed, or other wise entering university premises, under such rules and regulations as the university shall establish. Bylaws, Art. III,
  3. Section 3. Duties
    1. The duties of the president include:
      1. Providing the board, through the commissioner of higher education, with such information relating to the operation of the university and in such form as may be required.
      2. Appointing, prescribing the duties, providing and under general board policies fixing the salaries of the faculties, staffs, officers and employees of the university, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, reporting periodically actions on personnel as may be required by the board.
      3. Issuing institutional rules and regulations governing the well-being of persons and the security of property at the university, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, consistent with law and the policies of the board.
    2. In addition to the above, the president may, with the approval of the Board of Trustees:
      1. Provide for the constitution and organization of the faculty and administration of the university, and enact rules and regulations for the government of the faculty and employees, including the establishment of a prescribed system of tenure.
      2. Commit to the faculty of the university, the general initiation and direction of instruction and of the examination, admission, and classification of students, designed to further identification with and involvement in the university's pursuit of achievement and excellence and in fulfillment of the university's role as established in the state-wide master plan for higher education.
      3. Enact rules and regulations for administration and operation of the university which are not inconsistent with the prescribed role established by the board, rules and regulations enacted by the board, or the laws of Utah. Such rules and regulations may provide for administrative, faculty, student and joint committees with jurisdiction over specified university matters and provide for student government and student affairs organization and provide for the establishment and publication of institutional standards involving the educational policy and programs in furtherance of the ideals of higher education fostered and subscribed to by the institution, its administration, faculty and students.
      4. Exercise power and authority delegated by the board, and other necessary and proper exercise of such powers and authority not denied the institution by the board or law to assure the effective and efficient administration and operation of the university so long as the delegations of authority are consistent with the master plan for higher education.
        1. Utah Code Ann. 53-47-15; Bylaws, Art. III.
  4. Section 4. Rule Promulgation Authority
    1. The president of the university has the authority and shall issue institutional rules and regulations governing the well-being of persons and the security of property. All existing rules are in effect, and new enactments shall be in effect when issued by the president and approved by the Board of Trustees and reported to and filed by the president with the board. In an emergency, to maintain the safety and well-being of persons and the security of property, the president, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, may issue regulations taking effect without having to report and file the regulations with the board. Utah Code Ann. 53-48- 15 (1970); Bylaws, Art. III, 3(e).

    2. [Note: The parts of this Regulation listed below are Regulations Resource Information – the contents of which are not approved by the Academic Senate or Board of Trustees, and are to be updated from time to time as determined appropriate by the cognizant Policy Officer and the Institutional Policy Committee, as per Policy 1-001 and Rule 1-001.]
  5. Contacts:
    1. The designated contact officials for this Policy are:
      1. Policy Owners (primary contact person for questions and advice):Executive Assistant to the President.
      2. Policy Officers: President of the University
    2. These officials are designated by the University President or delegee, with assistance of the Institutional Policy Committee, to have the following roles and authority, as provided in University Rule 1-001:
    3. "A 'Policy Officer' will be assigned by the President for each University Policy, and will typically be someone at the executive level of the University (i.e., the President and his/her Cabinet Officers). The assigned Policy Officer is authorized to allow exceptions to the Policy in appropriate cases.... "
    4. "The Policy Officer will identify an 'Owner' for each Policy. The Policy Owner is an expert on the Policy topic who may respond to questions about, and provide interpretation of the Policy; and will typically be someone reporting to an executive level position (as defined above), but may be any other person to whom the President or a Vice President has delegated such authority for a specified area of University operations. The Owner has primary responsibility for maintaining the relevant portions of the Regulations Library... .[and] bears the responsibility for determining -requirements of particular Policies... ." University Rule 1-001-III-B & E

Policy: 2-003 Rev: 1
Date: August 24, 1982
Last Updated: 8/4/21