Rule 20102: Appointment of Institutional Administrative Officers

Sec. 1 Approval Required by Executive Vice Chancellor. 

The U. T. System Board of Regents delegates to the Chancellor, the Deputy 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, the Deputy 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.

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Amended Log

Editorial amendments to Sections 1 and 2 made July 13, 2015
December 10, 2004