Delegation of Authority to the President

Board of Trustees
Policy Number: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Last Revised: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The president shall be directly responsible to the Board of Trustees.  He/She shall carry out all rules, regulations, orders, directives and policies established by the Board and shall perform all other duties necessary or appropriate for the Board.  The essence of the relationship between the Board and the president shall be full mutual confidence and completely open communication.

The Board of Trustees specifically delegates to the president the authority:

A.         To act as the principal administrative officer of the college and to supervise all operations and programs of the college.

B.         To be the appointing authority for all administrative exempt personnel and to set their salary. 

C.         To be the appointing authority for all full- and part-time faculty and set their salary levels in accordance with the Board of Trustees and Faculty Association contract agreement.

D.         To make budget revisions of less than $250,000.

E.         To request funding or grant applications, including non-appropriated funds under $250,000.

F.         To sign contracts for amounts less than $350,000.

G.         To make such fund transfers as necessary to avoid negative cash balances in local operating funds at the close of an annual accounting period.  All such transactions will be reversed at the start of the next fiscal year.  All necessary transfers will be reported to the Board of Trustees at the next meeting following the close of the annual accounting period.

H.         To sign contracts and agreements for educational programs and services.

I.          To accept grants, conveyances, devices, of real or personal property from private sources valued at less than $200,000.

J.          To dispose of surplus property.

K.         To establish schedules for services and activities and special fees charged by the college.

L.         To hire classified employees.

M.        To establish procedures for the refund of tuition and fees for students who withdraw from a class or program of study, provided said procedures are within parameters set forth in RCW 28B.15.600 

N.         To invest funds; to approve travel advances; and to sign checks in accordance with RCW 28B.50.320.

O.         To approve or disapprove faculty summer and extended study requests consistent with Article III, Section 8:  Summer and Extended Studies Program of the Agreement by and between the Board of Trustees of South Puget Sound Community College and the Community College District XXIV Federation of Teachers Local Number 4603, AFT/AFL-CIO.  An annual report of such activities will be provided to the Board of Trustees.

P.         To approve all college employees’ travel requests for out-of-state, international and domestic travel.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply: 

The president and Board of Trustees.