The President shall:

  1. Administer the affairs of the College in accordance with the adopted policies of the Board of Trustees, the rules and regulations of the State Department of Education and the laws of the State of Michigan.
  2. Develop administrative principles and procedures for implementing Board decisions, with the objectives of educational excellence and higher education service for all potential students in the College community.
  3. Organize the College for instruction, employing faculty and staff within the limits of curricula and budget approved by the Board; recommend all additions or changes in personnel and in personnel policies; endeavor to encourage the development of intellectual creativeness of the administrators and faculty; recognize the role of the administrators and faculty in deciding certain curriculum matters, academic standing matters and regulation of student conduct and activities.
  4. Control general administration of the educational and business matters of the College; prepare and submit to the Board for approval the curricula to be offered in the College to maximize the talent of each student.
  5. Attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees.
  6. Act as professional advisor to the Board in all matters pertaining to the educational and business policies of the College involving their organization and operation; see that there is efficient and economical operation of the College within the budget policies of the Board.
  7. Report to the Board periodically at the President's discretion, or upon request of the Board, on all developments in the College, i.e., the current status and future plans.
  8. Be responsible for the development of the duties and responsibilities of all College personnel.
  9. Designate appropriate administrative personnel to assume the duties of the President during times of absence from the Campus.
  10. Prepare a proposed budget for the ensuing year and submit this proposal to the Board by the regular April meeting.
  11. Within the limits of the budget approved by the Board of Trustees, have power to approve requisitions for purchases and expenditures for the entire operation of the College.
  12. Recommend the transfer of monies from one fund to another as conditions may require. The actual transfer will be made upon approval by the Board.
  13. Recommend to the Board site utilization and direct the development of the Campus building programs.
  14. Recommend the establishment of citizen and advisory committees.
  15. Assist, as far as possible, in raising funds for the support of the College and its programs.
  16. Personally and through joint efforts with interested groups, press for actions, legislative or otherwise, that might benefit this College or higher education.
  17. Have general supervision of the regulations of the College with its publics, assisting the Board in creating a public image for the College with the voters and the legislature.
  18. Maintain communication and liaison between the College and the various school districts within the College community, thereby keeping the general public informed of and involved with current and long-range programs and plans of the College.
  19. Continue to remain abreast of the community college movement through active membership in related professional organizations and attendance at pertinent state and national conventions.
  20. Participate actively in community activities and organizations that enhance the ability to fulfill assigned duties.
  21. Inform the Board promptly of all action that should be covered by policy and recommend a written Board policy if one is required.
  22. Sign when legally possible all documents that otherwise would require the signature of the Chairperson and/or Secretary of the Board.
  23. Endeavor to maintain mutual trust, confidence and understanding between the Board of Trustees and the President.

[LAST APPROVED November 3, 2009]