Administrators do not have tenure in office; tenure as a faculty member is a separate right. Final authority over the selection and retention of university-level administrators at the vice president level rests with the President. The President may delegate final authority for academic administrative appointments, including deans and associate provosts, to the Provost. Primary authority for the selection and retention of associate deans, assistant deans, and departmental chairpersons rests with the academic dean.

Appendix A describes procedures to be followed in selecting and evaluating departmental chairpersons and deans.