Article VII Duties and Responsibilities of the President Board of Trustees Bylaws

A. Qualifications and Appointment

The President of the College shall be qualified by the Board of Trustees, based upon his or her education, experience, and emotional intelligence to guide, strengthen, and enhance the mission of a comprehensive community college of exceptional quality, in accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accreditation standards and sound educational practices, applicable federal and state statutes and codes, and policies adopted by the Board.

The President is appointed by the Board, subject to the approval of the State Board, and shall hold office under the terms and conditions of a contract approved by the Board.

B. Duties and Responsibilities

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

C. The President shall also have the authority to execute the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Supervision of all administrative and managerial aspects of the planning, development, and operations of the College.
  2. Appointment of all personnel, disposition of resignations and dismissals, and implementation of all leave policies approved by the Board.
  3. Implement and manage the Board-approved Strategic and Facilities Master Plans of the College. Present periodic reports and updates to appropriate audiences on the progress made on each plan, including direction, actions, and outcomes.
  4. Submit recommended administrative, educational, student services, and other policies through standing committees of the Board when deemed to be in the best interest of students, the College or community, or when requested by the Board to do so.
  5. Recommend to the Board degree, diploma, certificate, and skills training programs, and accompanying student service activities that serve the best interest of the citizens, businesses, and industries of Mecklenburg County and the State of North Carolina, consistent with regional accreditation standards, state law, and policies established by the State Board, including:
    1. Technical, vocational, and trade curricula in the areas of business, industry, and health occupations.
    2. College transfer courses and programs in the arts and sciences.
    3. Literacy programs, developmental education, and high school completion opportunities.
    4. Lifelong learning courses and programs, and skills certification and renewal classes.
  6. Establish and maintain engaged and productive partnerships within and among the community, including education partners, local governments, policy makers, business and industry leaders, philanthropic organizations, and such other individuals or entities that serve the College’s best interests.
  7. Identify, establish, and appoint lay advisory committees as needed, with consultation of the Board Chair.
  8. Develop and present to the Chair of the Board a list of discussion items for consideration and recommended action items for approval by the Board.
  9. Oversee the development and presentation to the Board of the financial and budgetary needs of the College. Recommend new items to be included in the current expense and capital outlay budgets. The Board shall also be advised in advance in the event of state or local funding restrictions, which may result in the need for the President to declare a state of fiscal exigency. This declaration shall serve as notice and be applicable to all Central Piedmont contractual agreements.

    If a state of fiscal exigency is declared, the President has the authority, after consultation with the Board, to implement such austerity measures as may be necessary to balance the College’s operating budgets, including the following: reductions in salary, reductions in workforce, mandatory furloughs, contract terminations, and other actions. At the discretion of the Board Chair, such actions shall be reported to the full Board at a regular or special called meeting.

  10. Oversee all development activities of the College related to grants, the Services Corporation, and special projects. In addition, receive and accept private donations, gifts, bequests, and the like on behalf of the Board of Trustees. Apply or invest any of the funds or proceeds thereof, for purposes and upon terms which the agency or donor may prescribe, consistent with Article IV of these Bylaws; with statutory provisions and the regulations established by the State Board; with the provisions of the Uniform Management of Institutional Funds (N.C.G.S. 36E); and, with N.C.G.S. 115D-58.6.

    The President and the Central Piedmont Community College Foundation shall maintain proper records of all such transactions as information for the Board, and produce them upon request.

  11. Authorize expenditures of funds available from Board-approved budgets, consistent with Acts of the General Assembly, the State Budget Manual, the State Board’s “Accounting Procedures Manual,” and other statutory regulations, local budget ordinances, and Board of Trustees policies.
  12. Cause to be executed all degrees, diplomas, and certificates awarded by the College. Secure signatures of the Board Chair on official documents when required.
  13. Establish such procedures and practices as may be necessary to implement policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Trustees or the State Board. Make available upon request such rules and procedures, entitled Central Piedmont Policies and Procedures, as public records of the College.
  14. Serve as a Director on the Services Corporation and the WTVI Foundation, by virtue of holding the position of College President.
  15. Following consultation with the Chair, declare a state of emergency. Such declaration of emergency shall include a statement as to the nature of the emergency. The President shall promptly provide a copy of the declaration of emergency to the Board. During a declared state of emergency, the President shall have the authority to make temporary alterations to the Central Piedmont Policies and Procedures, but only to the extent that such alterations are, in the discretion of the President, necessary to address the declared state of emergency. The President shall terminate the effectiveness of the temporary alterations to the Central Piedmont Policies and Procedures as soon as they are no longer needed to address the declared state of emergency.
  16. Execute any other duties and responsibilities which the Board shall delegate or assign.  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, subject to the approval of the State Board, until the President is capable of resuming his or her duties, or a temporary or permanent President is appointed.