Rule 20102: Appointment of Institutional Administrative Officers

1.  Title

Appointment of Institutional Administrative Officers

2.  Rule and Regulation

Sec. 1  Approval Required by Executive Vice Chancellor.  The U. T. System Board of Regents delegates to the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor having responsibility for the institution and they, in turn, delegate to the president of each institution the responsibility for the appointment and dismissal of all other administrative officers of each institution, including vice presidents, and deans. However, prior approval of the appropriate Executive Vice Chancellor shall be necessary for each such permanent or acting appointment and for each such dismissal whether from a permanent or acting appointment. All such other administrative officers serve without fixed terms and subject to the pleasure of the president of the institution and the approval of the appropriate Executive Vice Chancellor.

Sec. 2  Approval Not Required by Executive Vice Chancellor.  The Board of Regents delegates to the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor having responsibility for the institution and they, in turn, delegate to the president of each institution the responsibility for the permanent or acting appointment of department chairmen, department heads, and their equivalents. Such department chairmen, department heads and their equivalents serve without fixed terms and subject to the pleasure of the president of the institution.

Sec. 3  Consultation.  The Board of Regents endorses the principle of reasonable consultation in the selection of administrative officers of the institutions and the primary operating units and expects the president, as he or she deems appropriate, to consult in the selection process with the representatives of the faculty, staff, and student body. However, the president of the institution is responsible for executing the duties of the office and consequently shall not be bound by nominations to administrative positions by campus selection committees, and the Handbook of Operating Procedures of each institution shall so state.

3.  Definitions

None

4.  Relevant Federal and State Statutes 

None 

5.  Relevant System Policies, Procedures, and Forms 

Regents’ Rule 20401, Section 1.2(b) related to responsibilities of the U. T. System Chief Audit Executive concerning decisions related to each institution’s chief audit executive 

6.  Who Should Know 

Executive Vice Chancellors 
Faculty 
Presidents 
Students 

7.  System Administration Office(s) Responsible for Rule 

Office of the Board of Regents 

8.  Dates Approved or Amended 

Editorial amendments to Sections 1 and 2 made September 25, 2018 
Editorial amendment to Section 1 made August 17, 2018 
Editorial amendments to Sections 1 and 2 made July 13, 2015 
Editorial amendment to title made July 23, 2014 
December 10, 2004 

9.  Contact Information 

Questions or comments regarding this Rule should be directed to: 
•  bor@utsystem.edu