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Comprehensive Standards 3.2.11

The institution’s chief executive officer has ultimate responsibility for, and exercises appropriate administrative and fiscal control over, the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program. (Governance and Administration)



Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) is in compliance with this comprehensive standard by demonstrating that the college president, as chief executive officer, has ultimate responsibility for the College’s intercollegiate athletics program as stated in his job description. Furthermore, evidence that the president exercises appropriate administrative and fiscal control over matters concerning the intercollegiate athletics program is demonstrated by procedures of operation, the College’s organizational chart, and the College’s Department of Athletics Handbook.


As chief executive officer of Cape Fear Community College, the president has ultimate responsibility for, and exercises appropriate administrative and fiscal control over, the College’s Athletic program (Job Description).

The By-Laws of the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees, Article III, Duties of the President (Duties of the President pg 3) clearly establishes the president’s responsibility for and authority over the maintenance and operation of the College. It further states that the president has the power to organize and supervise activities, programming, assignment and reassignment of the administrative and supervisory staff.

Cape Fear Community College’s Athletic Program is under the leadership of the director of activities/athletics. The director of activities/athletics is supervised by the vice president of student development, who reports to the executive vice president. The executive vice president is under the direct supervision of the president of the College (Organization Charts). A Student Development subcommittee was formed to evaluate the intercollegiate athletics program and ensure that it is an integral part of the education of student athletes and is in compliance with the educational purpose of Cape Fear Community College. The subcommittee assisted the director of activities/athletics in developing a Department of Athletics Handbook. One section of the handbook is dedicated to defining the hierarchy of control over the Program (Athletics Handbook).

In compliance with North Carolina General Statute, Chapter 115D-58.4 (Provisions for disbursement of local money), all disbursements from CFCC require the signatures of two College officials, who are designated by the CFCC Board of Trustees. The college president and the vice president of business services are responsible for signing and approving all disbursements made by the College on behalf of the Athletic Program. Expenses may include, but are not limited to, scholarships, equipment, travel reimbursements, and coaching staff salaries.



Source Location

Job Description,
Cape Fear Community College


Duties of the President,
CFCC Board of Trustees By-Laws,
Article III, (A-R) (pg 3)

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Organizational Charts,
Cape Fear Community College


Athletics Handbook


Provisions for disbursement of local money,
North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 115D-58.4



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