5.2.a  CEO CONTROL

The chief executive officer has ultimate responsibility for, and exercises appropriate control over, the institutionís educational, administrative, and fiscal programs and services.

 

JUDGEMENT

 

††† Compliance     Non-Compliance     Partial Compliance

 

NARRATIVE

 

The Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of North Carolina A&T State University, through authority of the UNC Board of Governors (Section 502.A of the UNC Policy Manual) and shown in the organizational chart.  He oversees the entire organization and is responsible to the President of the UNC system. As shown in the organization chart, published online, the Chancellor is responsible for seven vice chancellors:  (i) Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, (ii) Research and Economic Development, (iii) Business and Finance, (iv) Human Resources, (v) Information Technology, (vi) University Advancement, and (vii) Student Affairs, as well as the Chief-of-Staff, the Athletic Director and the General Counsel).  In July 2018, the Chancellor assigned direct supervision of the Divisions of Information Technology, Research and Economic Development, and Student Affairs to the Provost, with these vice chancellors maintaining a dotted line to him, and remaining as members of the Chancellorís Cabinet.  The Chancellorís Cabinet meets once each week, on Monday mornings, at 8:30 a.m.  No minutes are taken of these meetings, but two copies of the agenda are provided, and they show that the Chancellor presides at each Cabinet meeting.  In his absence, the Provost presides.

 

The organizational chart helps to make the reporting lines clear to everyone, and is consistent with the list of the senior leadership teamóthe Chancellorís Cabinet, included in the Faculty Handbook, Chapter III.

 

The Chancellor regularly meets one-on-one with the vice chancellors to provide opportunities for strategic communication. He meets with the Provost once per week and as needed.  Every other week he meets with the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance (Chief Financial Officer) together.  Over the years the Chancellor has annually evaluated each vice chancellor, in the month of June or July.  The instrument used allows for both self-evaluation and supervisor evaluation.  Beginning in June 2019, the three vice chancellors who are assigned to the Provost were evaluated by her, in consultation with the Chancellor. 

 

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

 

Administration of the universityís educational services is the responsibility of the Chancellor, as assigned by the UNC Board of Governors (UNC Policy Manual, Section 502--Chancellors of Constituent Institutions; 502 A. General Authority).  These responsibilities are delegated to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who is appointed by, reports directly to, and serves at the pleasure of the Chancellor.  The Provost works closely with and supervises the academic deans and vice provosts who administer the academic programs and services. The Chancellor is briefed by the Provost at least weekly.  The Chancellor engages in the hiring process for all Tier I employees, including cabinet members and deans, and is responsible for recommending tenure decisions to the universityís Board of Trustees.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

 

The UNC Board of Governors also assigned responsibility for the universityís administrative services to the Chancellor.  The responsibilities are delegated to several vice chancellors, including Business and Finance, Human Resources, Student Affairs, Information Technology and others.  Responsibilities are also delegated to Directors and other administrators.

 

FISCAL SERVICES

 

The UNC Board of Governors also assigns fiscal responsibility to the Chancellor, who delegates most fiscal details to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, who is appointed by him and serves at his pleasure.  The Chancellor signs high-level business contracts, but most routine contracts, which involve financial consideration, are signed by the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance.

 

The Chancellorís Cabinet is shown in Item 5, below.  The Chancellor retains overall responsibility of the administration of the university and is the signatory on most formal documents, such as contracts and MOUs, except when such authority is delegated to one of the vice chancellors (including the Provost) or one of the deans.  The Chancellor is the chief spokesperson for the university and the primary representative of the institution to governing bodies, agencies and boards.

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

 

1.      Section 502.A on the UNC Policy Manual

2.      Organizational Chart of the UNC system, showing the relationship between the Chancellors and the UNC President

3.      Organizational Chart showing the Chancellorís Cabinet

4.      Chancellorís Cabinet

5.      Two examples of Agenda of weekly Cabinet meetings (Spring 2020)

6.     The Faculty Handbook, Chapter III

7.      Evaluation Instrument used in annual evaluations of the Chancellorís Cabinet members

8.      The UNC Policy Manual, Section 502--Chancellors of Constituent Institutions; 502 A. General Authority.