The Administrative Duties Handbook details the job functions and hierarchy of all university administrators.
Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles
PresidentUniversity Counsel Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Academic Deans Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Director of Institutional Research Sr. Vice President for Administration/Chief Financial Officer Executive Director of University Relations Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations Vice President for Student Affairs
MUW defines university administrators as the president, university counsel, provost, associate vice president of academic affairs, senior vice presidents, vice presidents, executive directors, director of institutional research and academic deans.
The President of Mississippi University for Women (MUW) reports directly to the Commissioner of Higher Education, who reports to the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (Board). The President is responsible for the administration of the colleges, divisions and departments of the institution and for keeping its expenditures strictly in compliance with the budgetary authorizations of the Board and within the limitations provided therein.
The President has overall responsibility for the institution including, but not limited to, these areas: advising the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Board regarding issues affecting the institution and the System; administrative leadership; educational leadership; resource management, development and acquisition; overall strategic and long-range planning, including financial management; and public service.
The following administrators report directly to the President of the University:
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University Counsel reports directly to the President and is responsible for assisting and supporting the President in the execution of his/her duties and responsibilities.
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs reports directly to the President and is responsible for the development and management of the academic divisions and the academic support services. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the University's second-ranking administrator. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs assists in the implementation of the mission of the University by ensuring that the curricula and continuing education offerings are of the highest quality for all students while emphasizing academic and leadership preparation for women.
The deans of academic units report directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The deans, in consultation with the chief academic officer, department chairs and faculty, are responsible for college/unit management, faculty affairs and instructional oversight.
The dean is responsible for the following college/unit management duties:
The dean is responsible for the following Faculty affairs duties:
The dean is responsible for the following instructional oversight duties:
Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the CAO.
The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Associate Vice President has primary responsibility for monitoring and coordinating the planning and evaluation of institutional effectiveness activities, of the general education program, of academic advising, and of on-line offerings.
The Director of Institutional Research reports to the President and is responsible for the University's institutional research activities.
The Sr. Vice President for Administration/Chief Financial Officer reports directly to the President of the University. The Sr. Vice President for Administration/Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the financial and business management of the University and the operation of the physical plant and related support services. In addition, the Sr. Vice President for Administration/Chief Financial Officer participates in the formulation of policies, programs, and budget development and interacts with the students, faculty, staff, members of the governing board, and agencies external to the campus.
The Executive Director of University Relations reports directly to President and is responsible for the overall marketing and communication for the University to its internal and external constituencies and provides recommendations on policy and action in the management of issues affecting the university, including all aspects of media relations
The Executive Director of Development & Alumni Relations reports directly to the President and is responsible for supporting the advancement activities of the institution.
The Vice President for Student Affairs reports directly to the President and is responsible for recruitment and retention efforts of the University.
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