3.2.12 Chief Executive Officer: Fundraising

The institution’s chief executive officer controls the institution’s fund-raising activities exclusive of institution-related foundations that are independent and separately incorporated.

Judgment of Compliance

PVAMU SACS Accreditation - Judgement Compliance

Narrative of Compliance

Ultimate control for Prairie View A&M University’s fund-raising activities lies with the president of the University, as chief executive officer. The president, under Texas A&M University System Policy 02.05, administers “the business and financial management of the institution. The management function includes, but is not limited to, budget preparation and implementation, financial and property accounting, the auditing of all expenditures and bills presented for payment, and the preparation of such financial reports as may be required.” [1] Under The Texas A&M University System 21.05 Gifts, Donations, Grants, and Endowments, the TAMUS Board of Regents delegates legal authority to the President for preliminary acceptance of gifts, donations, grants and endowments [2] and specifies that “CEOs are responsible for the component maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethical standards in the solicitation of gifts.” [2]

Prior to any formal announcement, a gift must be reviewed in accordance with this Texas A&M University System 21.05 Gift, Donation, Grant and Endowment Administration [2]. The university also has administrative procedures for gift processing [3].

The president designates the vice president for Research and Development to conduct campaigns and solicit gifts on behalf of the university. The Vice President for Research and Development’s offices and departments provide daily administrative and research assistance to faculty, researchers and students and help develop multi-disciplinary research and sponsored program teams to obtain external funds to support the university’s tripartite mission of teaching, research and service [4].

The university has an affiliation agreement signed by the president with the Prairie View A&M Foundation. [5] The Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes. As noted in the Foundation Bylaws, the Foundation is formed for the exclusive benefit of Prairie View A&M University [6].

Supporting Documentation and Links

Comprehensive Standards 3.2.12

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