1:024 Board of Trustees Delegation of Authority
|Austin Peay State
|Board of Trustees Delegation of Authority
The Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees ("Board") is vested with the power and authority to govern Austin Peay State University (University). The Board reserves to itself certain powers and authority, and may delegate authority as provided for in state law, the Board Bylaws and as set forth in Board or University policy.
The purpose of this policy is to enumerate such powers and duties that it holds and to enumerate those powers and duties that the Board chooses to delegate to the President.
Powers and Duties
|The Board reserves to itself all authority necessary to carry out its legal and fiduciary
duties and responsibilities, to include the authority to set the overall direction
of the Institution. The Board shall exercise its authority consistent with state
law, and Board and University policies.
No authority that the Board reserves to itself shall be exercised by any other person or body unless expressly authorized by Board policy or directive. The Board shall retain authority over matters unless otherwise specified as a delegation to the President. The Board’s powers and duties are expressly stated in its Bylaws to include the following:
|Delegation to the
|The President shall be the chief executive officer of the University. Subject to
the ultimate authority of the Board, the President is delegated the authority necessary
and appropriate for the efficient administration of the University and its programs,
including the establishment of policies and procedures for the educational programs
and operations of the University, except where the Board has reserved specific authority
pursuant to the Bylaws and this policy as enumerated above. The discretionary powers
of the President shall be sufficiently broad to enable him/her to discharge these
Unless otherwise restricted by specific Board policies or directives, the President may delegate general executive management and administrative authority to other executive officers and employees as necessary and prudent, including authority to execute contracts and other legal documents. The President may condition, limit, or revoke any presidential authority so delegated. All delegations and revocations shall be in writing, name the position to whom such authority is delegated, describe the scope and limitations of such authority, and prescribe the extent to which such authority may be further sub-delegated. Notwithstanding any delegation, the President remains responsible for the proper functioning of the University.
The President shall carry out all rules, orders, directives, and policies established by the Board, and shall approve and implement all other policies and standards for the management of the University.
The organizational structure of the University will be established by the President except as otherwise specifically determined by the Board.
The President shall notify the Board of any matter that significantly involves the authority and role of the Board, including its fiduciary, oversight and public accountability responsibilities.
The President is authorized to negotiate and execute contracts on behalf of the University, including the aggregation of all contract extensions and renewals.
The President is authorized to name identifiable sub-units or components of campus facilities.
The President may hire all employees of the University and, within budgetary limitations, fix their salaries, and approve promotions, transfers, leaves of absence, and removal of personnel pursuant to the requirements of APSU policies and subject to such prior approval or confirmation as the Board may require. The President is authorized to further delegate appointing authority to the Vice Presidents or other designees.
The President shall have the authority to negotiate banking and credit card services to periodically open and close bank accounts and to purchase and sell investments. The President may delegate this authority to other administrative officers.
The President is authorized to act for the Board regarding all matters concerning grants and contracts for research, development, service and training.
The President is authorized to act for the Board in the management of the student body and other matters incident thereto, except for the establishment of rules and policies regarding student conduct.
The President is authorized to establish a reserve officers training corps unit, to execute and deliver bond, with or without surety, in such manner and on such terms and conditions as may be required by the United States, for the care and safekeeping of the transportation, animals, arms, ammunition, supplies, tentage, and equipment that may be necessary or desirable for the operation, conduct and training of any reserve officers training corps unites of the armed forces of the United States authorized by law at any time.
The President is authorized to act for the Board regarding the execution and administration of instruments and the general business and financial affairs of the University that occur in the usual course of business except as otherwise provided in the Board Bylaws.
The President is authorized to purchase land, condemn land, erect buildings, and equip buildings for the University, subject to the requirements of the State Building Commission and the terms and conditions of legislative appropriations, costing less than $499,999.99. The President is also authorized to approve the acquisition or disposal of real property for the University, subject to other approvals that may be required.
The President is authorized to act for the Board regarding all legal action necessary to protect the interests of the University.
In the event of an emergency or in the event immediate action is in the best interests of the University, the President, after consultation with the Board Chair, is authorized to act, pursuant to authority otherwise available but for this Delegation of Authority.
APSU Policy 1:024 - Rev.: June 8, 2018
APSU Policy 1:024 - Issued: March 30, 2017
President: signature on file