B2000 Unity of Control


Policy Type: Board- Delegation of Authority
Responsible: President
Related Policies: B2001, B2002, B2003, B2004, B2005
Linked Procedures: None
Related Laws: None
Related Standards: None
HLC Criterion: 2C2C The governing board of the institution is autonomous to make decisions in the best interest of the institution in compliance with board policies and to ensure the institution’s integrity.

B2000 Unity of Control PDF

Policy Statement

The President is accountable to the Board acting as a collective body; therefore, only officially passed motions of the Board are binding on the President.


  1. Decisions or instructions of individual Trustees are not binding on the President except when the Board has specifically authorized such exercise of authority.
  2. The President shall seek direction from the Board Chairperson on requests from individual Trustee that in the President’s judgment may require a material amount of staff time, funds, or that are potentially disruptive.


Change Log

Date of Change Description of Change Governance Unit
03-07-22 Initial Adoption Board of Trustees
06-15-23 Minor Grammatical Changes Board of Trustees