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Delegation of Powers


ยง18B-2A-4 of the West Virginia Code sets forth powers, duties and responsibilities of the Board of Governors of each public higher education institution in the state. This document enumerates those powers, duties and responsibilities that the Glenville State College Board of Governors wishes to retain for itself and those that it chooses to delegate to the President of the College. Given its legal responsibility for the College, the Board of Governors maintains control of all broad institutional policy. The powers, duties and responsibilities that are delegated to the President represent the day-to-day operation of the institution and reflect the implementation of policy.

The Glenville State College Board of Governors retains the following powers and duties:

  • Determining the financial, business and education policies of the college.
  • Approving the master plan for the college.
  • Approving budget requests for submission to the Higher Education Policy Commission.
  • Reporting to the Chancellor the results of the program reviews conducted each year.
  • Approving the teacher education programs offered by the College.
  • Soliciting voluntary support.
  • Appointing and compensating the President, with Higher Education Policy Commission approval.
  • Disciplining or terminating the President.
  • Conducting written performance evaluations of the President consistent with state code and rules.
  • Submitting to the Higher Education Policy Commission, by November 1 of each year, an annual report on the institution's performance in relation to the master plan and compact.
  • Delegating, with prescribed standards and limitations, its powers to the President when the delegation is deemed necessary and prudent and notify the Chancellor of the delegation.
  • Adopting, amending, or repealing rules, guidelines, or policy statements of the governing board consistent with rules of the Policy Commission.
  • Fixing tuition and fees, consistent with Higher Education Policy Commission rules.
  • Issuing and redeeming revenue bonds.
  • Approving capital projects consistent with any guidelines of the Higher Education Policy Commission.
  • Adopting salary policies for classified employees for Higher Education Policy Commission approval.

The Board of Governors chooses to delegate the following duties and responsibilities to the President of the College. The duties and responsibilities enumerated below are delegated to the President until further notice and unless revoked by action of the Glenville State College Board of Governors.

  • Controlling, supervising and managing the financial, business, and education policies and affairs of the college.
  • Developing a master plan for the college.
  • Updating and meeting goals of the college's compact.
  • Developing and maintaining an administrative organization and campus governance structure to facilitate both input into policy development and effective utilization of the resources required to achieve the college's goals and mission.
  • Preparing and presenting to the Board of Governors for approval the annual operating and capital budgets; in addition, making budgetary allocations and supervising the expenditure of all funds.
  • Directing the preparation of budget requests for submission to the Higher Education Policy Commission.
  • Reviewing, at least every five years, all academic programs at the college and addressing the viability, adequacy and necessity of each program in relation to the master plan and compact.
  • Conducting periodic studies of the college's graduates and their employers to determine placement patterns and effectiveness of the education experience.
  • Ensuring that the sequence and availability of academic programs and courses are such that students may complete programs in a normal time frame.
  • Ensuring that the needs of nontraditional college-age students are appropriately addressed and assuring core coursework completed at the college is transferable to any other state institution of higher education for credit with the grade earned.
  • Administering a system for the hearing of employee grievances and appeals there from: consistent with state code and Higher Education Policy Commission policies and procedures.
  • Utilizing faculty, students, and classified employees in planning and decision making when those groups are affected.
  • Administering management of a personnel system, consistent with Higher Education Policy Commission rules, including classification, compensation, and discipline for all college employees.
  • Administering a consistent method of conducting personnel transactions, including, but not limited to, hiring, dismissal, promotions and transfers at the college.
  • Soliciting and utilizing or expending voluntary support.
  • Entering into contracts on behalf of the college.
  • Purchasing or acquiring all necessary materials, supplies, equipment and printing required.
  • Preparing, by November 1 of each year, an annual report on the college's performance in relation to the master plan and compact.
  • Maintaining and updating a consistent method of conducting personnel transactions.
  • In consultation with the board, acquiring legal services as needed.
  • Granting tenure, promotion, and sabbatical leaves (except when requested by the President).
  • Hearing student appeals when appropriate.
  • Granting tuition and fee waivers.
  • Preparing the college catalog.
  • Developing and implementing the strategic plan.
  • Leading the college's athletic program and ensuring compliance with all NCAA, OCR, conference rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring the safety, security and maintenance of all buildings and grounds.
  • Serving as liaison with the GSC Foundation and GSC Alumni Board and coordinating activities, programs and contracts with the college.
  • Communicating to the board the current condition and potential problems facing the college.
  • Representing the college before external public and private sector constituencies.
  • Communicating the needs of the college to the governor, legislators, other state, federal and local officials, and citizens of the state.
  • All other powers, duties and responsibilities delegated to the President by previous governing boards unless such powers, duties and responsibilities are specifically removed or revoked by action of the Glenville State College Board of Governors.

Approved by the Board of Governors
January 16, 2002

Revised and Approved by the Board of Governors
February 13, 2006