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Core Requirement 2.3

The institution has a Chief Executive Officer whose primary responsibility is to the institution and who is not the presiding officer of the board. (Chief Executive Officer)

compliance

Summary

The institution’s chief executive officer is the President and he/she reports directly to the College’s Board of Trustees. To ensure that the president’s primary responsibility is to the College, the President’s job description, as approved by the Board of Trustees, stipulates that the President’s primary responsibility is to the College. Additionally, institutional policy mandates that the President report all secondary employment to the Board for approval/disapproval before engaging in such employment. The Board elects its presiding officer, the chair, from its membership. The President is not a member of the Board of Trustees; therefore the President cannot act as the presiding officer of the board.

Narrative

Dr. Eric McKeithan serves as Cape Fear Community College’s (CFCC) Chief Executive Officer as President and is elected by the Board of Trustees (Powers and Duties of the Trustees), reports directly to the Board, and serves at their pleasure. The Board of Trustees elects a presiding officer, the chairman, from its membership (Officers and Their Duties pg 2). Because the college president is not a member of the board, he/she cannot serve as its presiding officer.

The President’s duties are specified in both the Board of Trustees By-Laws and in the President’s job description. The President’s job description is approved by the Board of Trustees (November 16, 2005 Board Minutes pg 8) and it specifies that the President’s primary responsibility is to the institution and to plan, organize, direct and review the overall administrative and academic operations and activities of the college (President’s Job Description). Specific duties include, but are not limited to, attending and participating, without vote, in all meetings of the Board of Trustees, except where his absence is expressly desired. The President attends all committee meetings of the Board and is responsible for all policies and educational programs, appointment of curriculum advisory committees, the employment of all personnel, the establishment of salaries, the preparation of annual local and state budgets, budget revisions and forecasting the funding needed to operate the college, and planning for facilities and all aspects of the development of the college (Board of Trustees By-Laws Duties of the President pg 3).

Additionally, institutional policy mandates that the President must report any secondary employment to the Board for approval/disapproval before engaging in such employment (Secondary or Outside Employment).

Documentation

Source Location

Powers and Duties of Trustees,
North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 115D-20(1)

ncgs115D_20.pdf

Officers and Their Duties,
CFCC Board of Trustees By-Laws,

Article II, Section 1: Election and Term of Office (E)

bot_bylaws.pdf

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Board Minutes,
CFCC Board of Trustees Minutes
November 16, 2005
President's Job Description Approval

bot_minutes111605.pdf

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President's Job Description,
Cape Fear Community College

presjobdescr_111605.pdf

Duties of the President,
CFCC Board of Trustees By-Laws,

Article III (A-R): Duties of the President

bot_bylaws.pdf

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Secondary or Outside Employment,
CFCC Faculty and Staff Handbook

Section 5.3.4: Secondary or Outside Employment

handbook2005.htm

 

 

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