APPENDIX III 

DESCRIPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN SUNY POTSDAM
A. PRESIDENT

The President is the chief administrative officer of SUNY Potsdam. He/She is responsible to the Chancellor of State University and the Board of Trustees, and is directed to promote the development and effectiveness of the College and to supervise members of the classified and unclassified service. At the campus level, he/she has sole legal responsibility for appointment, reappointment, promotion, and separation from services of members of the professional staff. In addition, the President prepares and recommends the annual budget request of the College. She/He makes recommendations to the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees and the College Council concerning the operation, plans, and development of the College.

B. PROVOST/VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

As chief academic officer, the Provost is responsible to the President for all academic programming, including academic policy, quality of classroom instruction, student advising, academic support services, campus computing and the development of special opportunities for faculty members. This responsibility includes budget preparation and the appointment, evaluation and promotion of professional personnel in the three schools (Arts and Sciences, Music, and Education and Professional Studies), the Libraries, Research and Sponsored Programs, Computing and Technology Services, and Academic Services. With the assistance of the Deans of the three schools, the Provost acts as a liaison with the faculty on all academic matters.

C. VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

The VP serves as chief student affairs officer and is responsible for Counseling, Residential Life, Student Health, University Police, Student Union, Activities and Volunteerism, Multicultural Affairs, Student Conduct and Community Standards, and Career Planning.  The VP is responsible to the President for student life activities.

D.  VICE PRESIDENT FOR BUSINESS AFFAIRS

The Vice President serves as the chief fiscal officer of the college and is responsible for the areas of Business Affairs, Human Resources, Physical Plant, Athletics and PACES.

E. VICE PRESIDENT FOR COLLEGE ADVANCEMENT

The Vice President serves as chief development officer and is responsible for Development, Alumni Relations, and Public Affairs.

F. VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND ENROLLMENT PLANNING

The Vice President serves as chief enrollment management officer and is responsible for Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Institutional Research and Assessment.


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