2.06 Board of Trustees Bylaws: Powers and Duties of the President of the College

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A. Qualifications and Appointment

1. The President of the College shall be qualified by training, experience, and philosophy to develop and maintain a comprehensive community college of high quality in accordance with state laws and regulations and with sound educational theory and practice.

2. The President shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees, subject to the approval of the State Board of Community Colleges, and shall hold office under the terms and conditions of a contract approved by the Board of Trustees.

B. Powers

The President shall have full authority and responsibility for the operations of the College under the policies and regulations of the Board of Trustees and of the State Board of Community Colleges within the budget approved by the Board of Trustees.

C. The President shall have the following duties:

1. Be responsible for all administrative and managerial aspects of the development and operation of the College.

2. Appoint all personnel and take final action on resignations, dismissals, and requests for leaves of absence.

3. Submit recommended policies to the board when requested to do so by the board or when deemed to be in the best interest of the College to do so.

4. Take the initiative in shaping and maintaining the educational policies and the character of the College and recommend changes in the programs and services provided by the College.

5. Recommend to the board curriculum programs deemed to be in the best interest of the citizens of Mecklenburg County and the State of North Carolina which are not in conflict with state law or with standards of the State Board of Community Colleges:

a. Technical curricula in the areas of industry, business, and health occupations.

b. Vocational and trade curricula in the areas of industry, business, and health occupations.

c. College transfer courses and programs in the arts and sciences.

6. Appoint lay advisory committees as needed.

7. Provide the Chairman of the Board with a list of items to be presented to the board with recommendations.

8. Advise the board of financial and budgetary needs of the College and recommend the items to be included in the current expense budget and the capital outlay budget. The board shall also be advised in the event of funding restrictions which may result in the need for the President to declare fiscal exigency. This declaration shall serve as notice and be applicable to all CPCC contractual agreements.

If a fiscal exigency is declared, the President has the authority to implement action necessary to address the exigency including, without limitation, the following: reductions in salary, mandatory furloughs, contract termination, and other actions as may be required.

9. Receive and accept  grants, private donations, gifts, bequests, and the like for the Board of Trustees; apply them, or invest any of them and apply the proceeds, for purposes and upon terms which the agency or donor may prescribe and which are consistent with statutory provisions and the regulations of the State Board of Community Colleges; and maintain proper records of all such transactions as information for the board.

10. Authorize expenditures, consistent with statutory regulations and state and local board policies, of funds available from board-approved budgets.

11. Authorize, upon the approval of the Finance and Facilities Committee, change orders for board-approved construction projects when such change orders do not result in expenditures beyond the projected budget.

12.  When authorized by the board, select the designers for minor construction projects, (defined as those for which the total budget is $1,500,000 or less) with the approval of the Chair of the Finance and Facilities Committee, provided the president, or his/her designee, complies with all statutes and regulations governing the approval and awarding of contracts for public projects.

13. When authorized by the board, approve and award contracts for minor construction projects, (defined as those for which the total budget is $1,500,000 or less) with the approval of the Chair of the Finance and Facilities Committee, provided the president, or his/her designee, complies with all statutes and regulations governing the approval and awarding of contracts for public projects.

14. Sign all degrees, diplomas, and certificates awarded by the College and secure the signature of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees on such documents when required.

15. Establish such rules and procedures as may be necessary to implement the policies and regulations of the Board of Trustees and the State Board of Community Colleges, and provide each trustee with copies of such rules and procedures in the form of a manual entitled CPCC Policies and Procedures Manual.

16. Discharge any other functions which the board shall delegate.

In the event of the President's serious disability, death, resignation, dismissal, or prolonged absence for any other reasons, the Board of Trustees may designate an Acting President until a temporary or a permanent President is appointed.

Changes approved by the Board of Trustees on November 15, 2008; July 15, 2009
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