2022-2023 Administrative Policy Manual Published September 2, 2022 
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2022-2023 Administrative Policy Manual Published September 2, 2022 [ARCHIVED COPY]

Section 2 - Institutional Governance


Delegation of Authority

Policy Number: 2.7
Effective Date: March 14, 2023
Revision History: March 12, 2020; August 2, 2019; August 4, 2016
Policy Contact: Chief of Staff

I. Purpose and Policy Statement

This policy documents the order in which the delegation of authority proceeds when needed to act on  behalf of the President, with signing authority, under the following circumstances:

  1. In the event the President is unable to execute duties due to incapacitation or chooses to delegate responsibility for other reasons; or,
  2. In the event of an imminent campus emergency where the President cannot be reached for consultation and a threat-to-life issue is involved.
II. Scope

This policy pertains to all members of the Georgia Gwinnett College campus community.

III. Roles and Responsibilities
  1. Chief of Staff or designee: Oversees policy updating and maintenance; provides interpretation of the policy when questions arise; and, functions as a designee in the line of authority as outlined below.
  2. Cabinet Member: Functions as next in line of authority, if so designated below.
IV. Succession
  1. In the circumstances mentioned above, the President may appoint any University System of Georgia employee to serve with the full authority to act on behalf of the President. If the President is unable to make such a designation, the following individuals, in the positions listed below, are authorized to assume that authority in the order listed herein. If the Provost, or ranking chief officer is unavailable, the next in line shall assume responsibility and authority:
    1. Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer/Provost
    2. Chief Business Officer
    3. Chief Enrollment Management  Officer
    4. Chief Information Technology Officer
    5. Chief Human Resource Officer/Chief of Staff
  2. If the President and all of the above referenced chief officers are incapacitated simultaneously, or unavailable for other reasons, the most senior dean, by length of tenure as dean, will assume authority until the President, or one of the named chief officers can assume authority, or until the Chancellor’s Office can make an interim appointment.
V. Related Regulations, Statutes, Policies, and Procedures

BOR Policy Manual 2.6.5 Delegation of Authority and Responsibilities