Description of Functions
- "The President shall be the chief executive officer of the College
and shall have such authority as usually is vested in or incidental to
the office of president of a college. The President shall preside
at all meetings of the faculty, and shall be the official medium of
communication between the faculty and the Board of Trustees and the
students and the Board of Trustees."
- (From the Bylaws of Hope College)
- Major Functions
- The President is the chief executive officer of the College. He
or she shall be vested with full administrative authority, subject
only to the approval and direction of the Board, in all such matters
that ordinarily fall within the province of the chief executive
officer of the College.
- The President of the College shall be the
executive officer of the Board of Trustees and shall be responsible
to the Board only. He
or she shall execute directions given by the Board and carry into effect
policies prescribed by the Board.
- The President of the College shall submit
the budget to the Board and shall be responsible for the carrying
out of its provisions.
- The President shall be the official medium
of communication between the Trustees and the faculty, or any individual,
or College officer.
- The President shall have authority, subject
to the approval of the Board, to employ teaching staff and other
necessary personnel, to fix their terms of employment and compensation
and to prescribe their duties.
- The President shall convene faculty
meetings and be the presiding officer at such meetings. The
President may vote as a member of the faculty and shall have final
authority in the internal affairs of the College and may exercise
the right of veto over any policy question which he believes to
be not in the best interests of the College.
- The President shall
have a general charge of the intellectual, religious, moral and
social life of the students, and shall be the final authority in
cases of discipline.
- The President shall be assisted
in the administration of the College affairs by the administrative
officers whose roles are summarized on the following pages. The
President will be involved in matters of College policy and particularly
critical decisions regarding College personnel, property, and public