2.3 Chief Executive Officer

The institution has a chief executive officer whose primary responsibility is to the institution and who is not the presiding officer of the board.

Judgment of Compliance

PVAMU SACS Accreditation - Judgement Compliance

Narrative of Compliance

The Chief Executive Officer of Prairie View A&M University is President George C. Wright [1], appointed by the Texas A&M Board of Regents upon recommendation of the Chancellor. The President serves under the direction of the Chancellor, and his duties are outlined in Texas A&M University System Policy 02.05, The President's duties are as follows [2]:

1. Administer the total program of the institution under the president's jurisdiction. Recommend to the Chancellor and the Board of Regents the appropriate goals, purposes, role and scope for the institution.

2. Recommend an organizational structure necessary to implement the purpose and mission of the institution and recommend the establishment of administrative offices appropriate thereto.

3. Recommend to the Chancellor the appointment of all personnel requiring appointment by the Board of Regents.

4. Conduct regular periodic evaluations of each administrative officer.

5. Coordinate the planning, development, and operation of all activities and programs of the institution.

6. Develop legislative budget requests and submit them to the Chancellor for recommendation and action by the Board of Regents.

7. Develop annual budgets for operation and construction and submit them to the Chancellor for recommendation and action by the Board of Regents.

8. Administer 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.

9. Develop procedures and standards for personnel administration, including those for employment, wage and salary administration, pay plans and classification, termination and conditions of employment in conformity with policies, practices and procedures of the System.

10. Provide for the operation and maintenance of the physical plant, the purchase of supplies and equipment, and the maintenance of appropriate inventories and records of real and personal properties under the jurisdiction of the institution.

11. Explain System policy to the staff and explain the institution's program needs to the Chancellor.

12. Serve as the institutional representative with appropriate former student associations and any institutionally related development foundations. Under its roles and responsibilities outlined in Texas A&M University System Policy 02.01, the Board of Regents shall "appoint and annually evaluate the president of each university and the health science center, and director of each agency and assist each chief executive officer (CEO) in the achievement of performance goals" [3]. In his administrative capacity, Dr. Wright is responsible for the following duties under Section 3 of Texas A&M University System Policy 02.05:

1. General supervision of all personnel employed by or assigned to the institution.

2. General supervision of all student programs and services. Such supervision includes, but is not limited to, recruitment of students, admissions, registration and records, academic advising, counseling, housing, scholarships and financial aid, student activities and services, placement, foreign students and the evaluation and certification of academic credit from other institutions.

3. Development and dissemination of information concerning programs and accomplishments.

4. Maintenance of a current rules and internal procedures manual for the university. The President's job description was also published in the Chronicle of Higher Education and makes his duties clear [4]. A list of Board Members is maintained on the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents website [5]. Dr. George C. Wright does not serve on the Board of Regents, nor is he the presiding officer of the Board. Mr. Morris E. Foster is the current Chairman of the Board; his leadership expires in 2011 [6].

Supporting Documentation and Links

Core Requirements 2.3

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