1200 Employment of the President

Policy Type: 

The Board of Trustees vests the primary responsibility for administration of the College in the President. The appointment of that officer is, therefore, one of the most important functions the Board can perform.

Whenever the position of President shall be vacant, the Board shall appoint a President 'pro tempore' by a 5/7's vote of the Board. The President 'pro tempore' shall serve until a President is appointed by the Board. The Board shall appoint a President as chief executive officer and fix his/her salary and term of office which shall be no more than three (3)years, subject to annual extension by the Board.

The Board shall actively seek the best qualified and most capable candidate for the position of College President.

It may be aided in this task by:

A. a committee of Board members;

B. the services of professional consultants;

C. a committee of Board members, representatives of College groups, and the general community.

Recruitment procedures may be prepared in advance of the search and may include:

A. preparation of a written job specification for the position of President;

B. preparation of written specifications of qualification;

C. preparation of informative material describing this College and its educational goals;

D. where feasible, the opportunity for applicants to visit the College;

E. the requirement that each finalist for the position be interviewed by Board members in a format that encourages him/her to express his/her educational philosophy and that fulfills requirements of the State Open Meetings Act;

F. solicitation of applications from a wide geographical area;

G. consideration of all applicants fairly without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, ethnic background, or other legally
protected classifications.

Such contract shall include:

A. the term for which employment is contracted, including beginning and ending dates;

B. that tenure in a position shall not be granted unless granted earlier by virtue of state law, bargaining unit agreement or Board policy;

C. the salary which the President shall be paid and the intervals at which he/she shall be paid;

D. the benefits to which he/she is entitled;

E. a provision for the termination of the contract;

F. such other matters as may be necessary to a full and complete understanding of the employment contract.

The President so appointed shall devote himself/herself to the duties of his/her office and shall maintain his/her principal residence within the District unless otherwise approved by the Board.

Any candidate's intentional misstatement of fact material to his/her qualification for employment or the determination of his/her salary shall be considered by this Board to constitute grounds for his/her dismissal.

The person selected for the position of President may be required to undergo a physical examination reasonably related to the duties he/she will be required to perform, the cost of which shall be borne by the College.

M.C.L. 380. 132, 380.247, 380.1246

Adopted Date: 
Monday, February 20, 1995
Board Approved