4.2 Appointment of Presidents - History

Board Policies
Chapter 4 - Human Resources

Policy History:

Date of Adoption: 11/18/98
Date of Implementation: 11/18/98
Date of Last Review: 06/22/22

Date & Subject of Amendments:

6/22/22 – Reviewed as part of the 5 year review process. Relocated “appointing college or university administrators” language from Policy 1A.4 into Part 1. Part 6, Subp. A language was relocated from Policy 1A.4. Technical edits made throughout document to comply with the new writing style.

01/26/22 - As part of the 5 year review process, sections d and e were added to Part 4, Subpart B regarding the chancellor’s authority to appoint additional committee members. Technical edits made throughout the document, such as replacing MnSCU with Minnesota State

09/17/19 – Amended Part 3, C, 1 to allow interim presidents to be considered a candidate in the search process, and Part 4, B, 2, c, iii to clarify the campus student association nominates the student representative on the committee. New writing and formatting styles were applied throughout the policy.

11/18/15 - Amended throughout to be in compliance the a law that requires that the search process for hiring presidents be codified in board policy, specifically new Part 2A, 2B, 2C, Part 3, and Part 4.

11/16/11 - Effective 1/1/12, the Board of Trustees amends all board policies to change the term "Office of the Chancellor" to "system office," and to make necessary related grammatical changes.

7/18/07 - Amended Part 1 to clarify and update the language. Amended Part 6, Subpart A, Termination of Employment, the chancellor may terminate a president during the term of the presidential employment agreement with advance notice to the chair of the board.

6/19/02 - Amended Part 1. Presidents to include two sentences, "presidents shall advise... on matters of policy as appropriate..." and "shall also lead in generating and sustaining a vision..." Amended Part 4. Subpart A. Search to include administrators. Amended Part 4. Subpart B. Search Waiver to a "written" recommendation from the Chancellor to qualify a search waiver. Amended Part 6. to include Contract Expiration. Created Subpart A. Termination of Employment with existing language and included where applicable "the president's employment contract." Created Subpart B. Contract Expiration.

10/20/99 - Added Part 2, Appointment of Acting Presidents; Amended new Part 3, Appointment of Interim Presidents, requiring approval by the Board; Amended new Part 4, Subpart A, minor language changes, Deleted language in Subpart B, Consultative Process and added language for Search Waiver.

12/16/98 - Amended Part 3, Subpart B to "provide written justification to the Board chair and Personnel Policy Committee" as part of the Consultative Process.