Office of the President
The President is the chief administrative and executive officer of the university and has complete authority to manage the affairs and execute the policies of The University of North Carolina and its constituent institutions, subject to the direction and control of the Board of Governors and the provisions of The Code.
The President is the official administrative spokesperson for and the interpreter of the university, and as such, is responsible for the presentation and interpretation of all university policies, recommendations, and requests to the Board of Trustees, the governor, state officers and commissioners, and the federal government. The President is the official administrative medium of communication between the Board of Governors and all individuals, officials, agencies and organizations, both within and without the university and its constituent institutions.
The President recommends to the Board of Governors the adoption, modification, revision or reversal of policies, rules and regulations applicable to The University of North Carolina and any or all of its constituent institutions. To this end, the President is empowered to establish and maintain agencies of inquiry and administrative lines of communication, which include the constituent institutions, to ensure prompt perception of needs for problem identification and analysis, decision and policy formulation.
The President is responsible to the Board of Governors for the preparation of the consolidated budget of the university and its presentation to the Advisory Budget Commission, the Board of Trustees and committees of the Board of Trustees. The President assumes and retains at all times control over all budgets of the university.
Within the framework of the regulations of the Board of Governors, the President prescribes the specific duties and assignments of the principal officers reporting to him/her. The President may also establish and define the duties of all university councils and committees that advise and assist in the execution of his/her duties.
The Office of the President
The Office of the President, located in Chapel Hill, comprises various divisions, each headed by a vice-president who reports to the President.
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