Reinhardt University SACSCOC Compliance Certification

 

2.3 Chief Executive Officer

The institution has a chief executive officer whose primary responsibility is to the institution and who is not the presiding officer of the board. (Chief executive officer)

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Narrative

Reinhardt University has a “chief executive officer whose primary responsibility is to the institution and who is not the presiding officer of the board.”

The President of the University, Dr. Kina S. Mallard, is the Chief Executive Officer of Reinhardt University, and has primary responsibility to the institution. Article VII of the Bylaws of Reinhardt University clearly defines the specific duties of the President:

The President of the University shall be the CEO of the University and the official adviser to and executive agent of the Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee. The President shall, as educational and administrative head of the University, exercise a general superintendence over all the affairs of the institution and bring such matters to the attention of the Board as are appropriate to keep the Board fully informed in meetings of its policy-making responsibilities. Furthermore, the president shall have power, on behalf of the Trustees, to perform all acts and execute all documents to make effective the actions of the Board or its Executive Committee, and except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, shall be an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board without power to vote [1]

Dr. Mallard’s vita is provided in the supporting documentation for her qualifications. [4]

Article V of the Bylaws of Reinhardt University also states that “The President shall be ex-officio a member of the Board without power to vote and shall not be counted as a member of the Board or any committee for the purpose of determining a quorum.” [2]

The presiding officer of the Board of Trustees is William G. Hasty, Jr. and the members of the Board of Trustees are shown in the 2016-17 Trustee Membership list. [3]

The Reinhardt University Faculty Handbook addresses the President’s responsibilities as chief executive officer of the institution in Section II, 2.2 [5] on Internal Operations of the institution.  More specifically, the Faculty Handbook addresses the President’s responsibilities as chief executive officer of the institution in Section II, 1.1.3. [6]

 

Supporting Documents

[1] Reinhardt University Bylaws, Article VII

[2] Reinhardt University Bylaws, Article V

[3] Reinhardt University Trustee Membership 2016-17

[4] Vita for Dr. Kina S. Mallard

[5] Reinhardt University Faculty Handbook 2016-17, Section II.2.2

[6] Reinhardt University Faculty Handbook 2016-17, Section II.1.1.3