JSU Staff Handbook

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1.2.2 The President

The President of Jackson State University is the sole agent of the Board of Trustees on the campus. Full authority to manage the institution is conferred upon the President, in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Board with certain laws specifically applicable to the institution. In conferring full authority, the Board requires full responsibility; the President alone reports to the Board; and, in turn delegates limited and specific authority to several administrative officials, each with responsibility commensurate with the delegated authority.  The President's specific responsibilities include the physical plant and real property; recruiting, contracting with and supervising all personnel; recruitment, admission, and instruction of students; and cultivating relationships with people or units outside the institution. All functions of the University as it conducts teaching, research, and services are the President's responsibilities.