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EM:P05-01 Acting President Policy

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Supersedes P 98-01, P 95-02, P 87-05, P 84-01, P 82-04, P 75-20

The following understandings shall guide the conduct of the administration of the University during the absence of the President or President's designee(s) from the campus whenever presidential decisions or actions are urgently or specifically needed for the good order of the University. Efforts should be made by the Acting President to contact the President by whatever means are available and seek her/his advice concerning issues facing the University. In the absence of the President, the following individuals in the order listed will assume the responsibilities of the President as the Acting President.

  1. Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
  2. Vice President for Student Affairs
  3. Vice President for Administrative Affairs
  4. Vice President for University Advancement
  5. In the event that a Vice President is serving in an interim capacity, s/he shall be last in the "acting" rotation.
  6. In the unlikely emergency circumstance whereby the President and the Vice Presidents should all be unable or unavailable to discharge the abovementioned necessary responsibilities and the President cannot be reached within a reasonable period of time to name the Acting President, the Academic Senate Executive Committee and the Academic Deans shall convene to elect a person for temporary service to discharge the necessary duties of the President in the interim period prior to either the return of the President or the above mentioned designees, or any necessary appointment of an "Acting President" by the Chancellor, upon Trustee authority.

Distribution: Vice Presidents
Members, President's Council

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