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   3.02       Executive Director  


The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Regents.  The Executive Director is empowered to take all action reasonably necessary and proper in the performance of those functions customary to the role of Chief Executive Officer; including, but not limited to, the following:

A.                 Perform all duties and functions necessary for the prompt and effective execution of all resolutions, policies, rules, regulations and actions adopted by the Board of Regents.

B.                 Negotiate and execute all notes, bonds, deeds, contracts, leases, agreements and other documents of an official nature on behalf of the Board of Regents, unless otherwise prescribed by law, policy or Board action.

C.                 Take those actions necessary for the proper administration of the Board office and its functions, as identified further in this Policy Manual.

D.                 Act as the lawful custodian of the records of the Board of Regents.

E.                 Delegate authority granted to the Executive Director to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Chief Academic Officer (CAO), or other Board office staff as necessary and appropriate. 

F.                  Supervise, evaluate, and provide leadership for the COO and the CAO, and other board office staff as necessary.

G.                 Develop strategic and collaborative relationships with the heads of the Regent institutions including regular contact and timely communication on key issues and actions.  

H.                 In collaboration with the COO and the CAO, work with Regents’ legislative liaisons, Board of Regents leadership, the Governor, Legislators and other agencies in establishing institutional legislative priorities including the system budget.