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2000 Administration

2010 Philosophy of Administration
2100 College President - MCL 389.124
2150 Evaluation - MCL 15.268

2010 Philosophy of Administration

The administrators of the College are responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, controlling, and directing the total operation of the College in order to assist the students, faculty, and staff in their efforts to reach the educational goals of the College and carry out the overall mission of the College. Administrators must operate within the parameters of established policy, state and federal law, and negotiated master agreements.

The College administration must demonstrate leadership in the process of planning, decision-making, and communications. They will plan, implement, and evaluate the College's program. The College's administration will provide liaison between the College staff, the community, the public, as well as various stakeholders.

The details of College operation are the responsibility of the President and his/her staff to be reported to and reviewed by the Board as Board policy provides.

Approved: August 26, 1996
Revised: March 27, 2000
Reviewed: January 12, 2009
Approved: February 23, 2009

2100 College President

(SN: The President’s qualifications, duties and term of office are prescribed by statute.)

The President is the chief executive officer of the College and has responsibility for the management and general supervision of all personnel, programs, facilities, and operations undertaken by the College.

The President, at his/her discretion, may delegate to other College personnel the exercise and/or discharge of any powers or any duties delegated to the President by Board policy or by vote of the Board. The delegation of power or duty, however, does not relieve the President of responsibility for any action taken.


The President is the chief executive officer of the College and is the Board’s official link with the operating organization. The Board will instruct the President through written policies, the President’s job description, and the delegation and/or implementation of specific authorities delegated to the President. Only decisions of the Board acting as a body are binding upon the President.

The President has the full authority to conduct the operations of the College as authorized by law and in accordance with the policies, mission, and goals adopted by the Board.

Additionally, the Board of Trustees delegates authority to the President to do the following:

  1. Select and employ all personnel for the College, provided that the positions are contained in the Schedule of Board Authorized Positions approved annually by the Board of Trustees and are fully funded in the current Board approved budget.
  2. Pay all legitimate claims and demands against the College and inform the appropriate committees and/or subcommittees.
  3. Purchase, lease, or acquire personal and real property in accordance with the College’s purchasing policy (4410).
  4. Purchase real estate, subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
  5. Manage and oversee all College resources.
  6. Accept contributions, capital grants, gifts, donations, services, or other financial assistance from any public or private entity, subject to the terms and conditions established by the Board.
  7. Sign all grant applications for submission to any public or private entity or funding source on behalf of the College, and execute grant agreements.
  8. Sign contracts, reports and assurances, and all matters approved by the Board unless a specific officer of the Board of Trustees is the required signatory.
  9. Serve as the College spokesperson on all matters.
  10. Request a waiver of Board policy when he/she deems it to be in the best interest of the College. Any waiver granted applies to the specific instance only, unless the Board takes official action to modify its policy.

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.124

Approved: August 26, 1996
Revised: March 27, 2000
Reviewed: January 12, 2009
Approved: February 23, 2009
Reviewed: January 25, 2016
Revised: February 22, 2016
Reviewed: August 24, 2020
Revised: September 28, 2020

2150 Evaluation

The Board of Trustees will evaluate the President on an annual basis. Criteria for the evaluation will be established by the Board with the assistance of the President.

The Board will review the evaluation with the President in a closed or open session, at the option of the President. In case an interpretation of written comments may be needed, the Board Chairperson may seek additional clarification from individual Board members.

The President's evaluation will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

The evaluation instrument will be on file in the President's office.

Approved: Tabled 8/26/96
Revised: March 27, 2000
Reviewed: January 12, 2009
Approved: February 23, 2009