Chapter 3: Administrative Structure

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3.C President and Executive Officers

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As the University’s chief executive officer, the president of the university is responsible for providing general oversight of the University’s teaching and research programs; its libraries, museums, and other supporting services; the welfare of the faculty and supporting staff; the business and financial welfare of the University; and for “the maintenance of health, diligence, and order among the students” (Chapter II. University Executive Officers bylaw 2.01).

The president, who is a member of the University Senate, represents the University at ceremonies and public events and plays a major role in fund raising. The president also recommends the appointment of executive officers who perform their duties under the president’s general direction.

Other executive officers include the UM-Dearborn chancellor, UM-Flint chancellor, and the eleven vice presidents.