Duties and Powers of the President (Policy 1.020)

Authority:F.S. 1001.65; 1001.02; F.A.C. 6A-14.0261
Date Adopted:11/84; Rev. 7/92; 12/04; 05/09; 08/12
Date of Review:12/04; 05/09; 08/11; 03/12


General Powers of the President are listed in F.A.C. 6A-14.0261. Additional authority and responsibilities can be found in other rules and statutes. The Board may also give certain duties to the President. The following responsibilities are assigned to the President by the Board:

  1. To consult with and keep the Board informed regarding laws and rules that apply to its organization, operation, rule-making and other duties and responsibilities as appropriate.
  2. To delegate to appropriate employees authority necessary to insure that the Board policies and state laws and rules are executed in an efficient manner.
  3. To make non-substantive changes to the text of Board policies, including but not limited to, the update of applicable legal authority, Board-approved personnel and organizational title changes, and the improvement of grammar and punctuation. All such changes shall be included in the consent agenda for ratification by the Board at its next regularly-scheduled meeting.
  4. To develop and maintain the College Procedures Manual.
  5. To develop and maintain an appropriate governance system for the communication of ideas and feelings regarding the operation of the College. This governance system shall allow:
    1. Appropriate participation by faculty, staff, students, and administrators
    2. Review and input by all recognized college employee groups
    3. Appropriate participation by student associations, special committees and task forces, and advisory groups
  6. The Board shall consider such a governance system as entirely advisory to the President.
  7. To appoint such standing and ad-hoc committees as may be required to promote the programs of the College, to assist in College governance, and to allow proper channels of appeal. All committees are advisory in nature and will make recommendations to proper authority as established in College rules and procedures. The President shall develop and implement procedures to effect the committee structure.
  8. To develop and maintain a master plan for the College that contains the goals and objectives related to the needs of those served by the College. It sets flexible priorities, provides for change, and allows for the continuous evaluation after implementation.

    The master plan states philosophy and goals, educational plan, student services, physical resources, fiscal resources, human resources, equal access and equal opportunity, and administrative services. Enrollment projections; guidelines for evaluating services, people, and programs; and community needs assessment may be developed to support the plan. The President shall periodically update the plan for review and approval by the Board.
  9. To represent the College to external agencies. Since the College must rely upon external agencies to effectively discharge its mission, the College cooperates with commissions, committees, and agencies on the state, regional, and national level. This cooperation provides facilities, financial assistance, and information so that the program of the College can be continuously assessed and improved. The President, or designees, shall provide leadership in these cooperative efforts.