Policy III. B. - Delegation to the President

All Board authority over College employees is delegated to the President.  The Board considers all authority over and accountability of employees to be the responsibility of the President.

  1. The Board directs the President to achieve certain results, for certain recipients, at a certain cost through the establishment of Ends policies.  The Board limits the latitude that the President may exercise in practices, methods, conduct, and other "means" through establishment of Executive Limitations policies.
  2. As long as the President uses any reasonable interpretation of the Board's Ends and Executive Limitations policies, the President is authorized to establish all administrative policies and procedures, make all decisions, take all actions, establish all practices, and develop all activities.
  3. The Board may change its Ends and Executive Limitations policies thereby shifting the boundary between Board and President domains.  By so doing, the Board changes the latitude of choice given to the President.  As long as any particular delegation is in place, the Board and its members will respect and support the President's choices.  The Board is not prevented from obtaining information in the delegated areas except where confidentiality prohibits.
  4. Only those decisions of the Board acting as a body are binding upon the President.
    1. Decisions or instructions of individual Board members, officers, or committees are not binding on the President except in rare instances when the Board has specifically authorized such exercise of authority.
    2. If Board members or committees request information or assistance without Board authorization, the President can refuse such requests that require, in the President's judgment, a material amount of employee time or funds or that are disruptive.
  5. If the President deems that a waiver of a Board policy is in the best interest of the College, the President shall apply to the Board for one.

Adopted 5/19/99 Revised 06/06/07