3.3 Mandate for the President

POLICY:  Mandate for the President 
CODE: 3.3

Standing Committee 
Date Initially Approved: 1986
Date Revised: 2000; June 2003; March 29, 2012

Mandate For The President Of Campion College



The President is the College’s chief administrative officer.  The President’s principal responsibilities shall include:

a)    the promotion of excellence in education within a Catholic and Jesuit context;
b)    the development of detailed objectives, policies, procedures, programmes, budgets and other plans that will serve to guide the College in reaching its academic, religious, cultural and community-related objectives;
c)    the counseling, direction and motivation of faculty and staff;
d)    the exercise of both positive and remedial control through a process of evaluating progress against plans.

The President shall promote unity among the faculty, staff, students and alumni and be responsible for the effective operation and growth of the College.  As well, the President shall provide advice and recommendations relating to the general direction of all academic studies, business, operations or other affairs of the College as a whole.

Within the limitations of the overall objectives and policies established or authorized by the Corporation of Owners, the President is responsible for, and has commensurate authority for accomplishing the duties set forth below.  The President may delegate to faculty and staff portions of this responsibility, together with the proportionate authority for their fulfillment consistent with sound operations and authorized policies and procedures, but may not delegate or relinquish overall responsibility for results, or any portion of this accountability.
The President’s detailed responsibilities and duties are contained in the following statement:  The President shall

a)    keep the Corporation and the Board of Regents fully informed of the conditions of the College’s activities and business and of all important factors influencing it, of performance against objectives and of progress toward the fulfillment of plans;
b)    seek and receive authorization, decisions, advice or guidance on matters brought to the Corporation’s or the Board’s attention;
c)    see to the execution of all decisions of the Corporation or the Board;
d)    see to the development and establishment of specific academic and operating policies, procedures and programmes to implement and support the general policies of the Corporation and the Board;
e)    develop and recommend to the Board long-range plans and programmes for the College’s affairs which take full advantage of the long range potentialities of the College’s purposes and are consistent with the College’s overall objectives;
f)    implement these plans and programmes, assess the results of performance against measurable objectives and initiate corrective action where and when necessary;
g)    develop a risk management program and monitor progress;
h)    provide an environment for the optimum performance of faculty, staff and others throughout the College’s organization by ensuring that the College is staffed with competent people, that supervisory personnel are delegated authority commensurate with their responsibilities, that appropriate limitations on their authority are defined and understood with respect to policies, practices, commitments, expenditures and action respecting faculty, staff, students and other personnel, that effective programmes are conducted and policies implemented with the objective of improving and upgrading faculty and staff performance and that personnel are continually being developed so that qualified successors are available for key positions when needed;
i)    undertake the appointment, promotion, retirement or release of faculty and staff;
j)    ensure the College’s ministry to students in their intellectual, cultural, spiritual, and social development;
k)    direct the growth of the College in such key areas as community development and public relations, operating efficiency, academic enhancement, innovation, physical and financial resources;
l)    authorize standards of performance  for faculty and staff, see to the measurement of such performance and insure that corrective action is initiated where necessary or desirable;
m)    act as the representative of the College at negotiations with the University, the Government and other bodies with which the College deals;
n)    execute such contracts and commitments for the purpose of carrying on the College’s business and affairs in the normal course as may be required by the Corporation or the Board or by established policies, within the limits of authority delegated to the President;
o)    recommend budgetary, extra-budgetary and major capital expenditure programmes and, when approved by the Board of Regents, administer the funds allotted;
p)    direct the development, authorization and establishment of an appropriate budgetary procedure and control system for use by the College, and ensure that the system is properly administered and that its use is extended throughout all parts of the College;
q)    prepare and submit a consolidated annual budget for the review and approval of the Board and administer the operations of the College in accordance with this budget;
r)    organize, supervise, co-ordinate and direct the provision of accounting and statistical services for the recording of transactions of concern to the College to meet the legal requirements of the College, University and the Government and the needs of the university community;
s)    ensure that all funds, physical assets and other property of the College are appropriately safeguarded and administered;
t)    organize, supervise, co-ordinate and direct the delivery and publicity of academic studies in keeping with the objectives of the College in order to increase public awareness of the academic programmes of the College;
u)    direct the development and delivery of plans and programmes for academic study, approve the plans so developed, endeavouring to ensure that planned objectives are realistic, and direct the implementation of these plans and programmes, taking action when necessary to ensure that they achieve the objectives for which they were designed;
v)    institute and implement a comprehensive and continuing programme of community development to enhance the relationship between the community and the College, one that promotes good relationships with Archdiocesan organizations, as well as other social and cultural bodies;
w)    supervise and co-ordinate the initiation and development of advertising, promotional and fund-raising programmes designed to achieve and facilitate the objectives of the College;
x)    attend to the College building in its maintenance and character;
y)    teach regularly in the area of expertise;
z)    perform other duties as directed or deemed necessary.

The President observes and conducts the following relationships:

a)    The Corporation and the Board of Regents
i.    The President is accountable to the Corporation and the Board for the administration of the College and for the proper interpretation and fulfillment of his functions, responsibilities and authority and relationships pertaining to the office;
ii.    The President shall attend meetings of the Board of Regents, except when directed otherwise.
b)    Heads of Sections within the College
The President shall co-ordinate the activities of these individuals, see that they are given appropriate guidance throughout the College in their respective functional areas, secure their advice and assistance in formulating overall objectives, plans and programmes and stand ready at all times to render them advice and support.
c)    University and Federated Colleges
The President shall conduct such relationships with the University and the Colleges and with their representatives as are necessary or desirable in the best interests of the College.

d)    The Church
The President shall conduct such relationships with the organizations of the Catholic Church as are necessary or desirable in the best interests of the College.

e)    Government and Community
i.    The President shall conduct such relationships with representatives of government as are necessary or desirable in the best interests of the College, and
ii.    engage in such other outside activities as are advantageous in fulfilling the obligations of the College as a member of the Community.
f)    Others
The President shall conduct such other relationships as may be deemed advisable in the best interests of the College and its stated objectives.