Source: Office of the President
The President is the chief executive officer of the university and is elected annually by the Board of Regents. The powers of the President are those ordinarily implied by the office and those set forth in The Policy Manual of the Board of Regents. The President is the chief spokesman of the university and has the responsibility for defining goals, for taking administrative action, and for facilitating public understanding. The President utilizes the judgments of the faculty and also seeks outside evaluations by organizations and scholars of acknowledged competence. The President will present, through the Chancellor to the Board of Regents, views of faculty and students, including dissenting views, in those areas and on those issues where responsibilities are shared. The President confers all degrees and presides at commencement ceremonies. The President authorizes the issuance of all diplomas and certificates. As provided in policies of the Board of Regents, the President is the chairman of whatever legislative bodies the faculty establishes and is an ex-officio member of all committees, councils or boards. The President has the authority to appoint, reappoint, promote and dismiss members of the Administration and the Corps of Instruction with Board of Regents approval. The President identifies and defines the responsibilities of other members of the Administration who, serving at the President's discretion, guide and direct other functions necessary to the complex academic institution. Through memoranda and organizational charts, the President advises the University of organizational changes and shifts in responsibilities of members of the Administration.
The Provost is the chief operating officer of the academic enterprise of the Institution and chief academic officer. This officer serves as the President's chief advisor in matters relating to academic, research and student affairs and is administratively responsible for all those functions. Directly reporting to the Provost are the Deans of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, and Nursing, the Vice President for Research, the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Provost provides guidance and oversight to the Dean of the Medical College of Georgia in matters relating to the academic enterprise. In addition, the Provost is responsible for the Library and Area Health Education Center, the Office of Faculty Affairs, and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity of the Georgia Health Sciences University. This Officer is an ex-officio member of the GHSU Foundation, serves in the absence of the President and other duties as assigned by the President.
The Vice President for Administration
The Vice President for Administration serves as chief business operations officer for the institution. This officer is administratively responsible for the following support service divisions: Comptroller, Environmental Health and Safety, Human Resources, Management Services, Public Safety, and Supply Administration. The Vice President serves as the President's principal advisor in all business and fiscal operations matters including budgeting, resource allocation, facility planning and space allocation. This Officer is an ex-officio member of the GHSU Foundation and has other duties assigned by the President.
Dean, Medical College of Georgia
The Dean of the Medical College of Georgia is the President's chief advisor relative to the clinical enterprise of the Institution and liaison with the GHSU Health System and referring physician and patient communities. This Officer is responsible for clinical affiliations, practice activities of all faculty and relationships with the clinical system. In addition, this officer works with the President's Cabinet in developing and promoting the patient care mission of the Institution, is responsible for overseeing the strategic initiatives relating to the clinical mission of the Institution, and other duties as assigned by the President.
The Vice President for University Advancement
The Vice President for University Advancement is the President's chief advisor and operating officer relative to acquiring private support for programs of instruction, research, public service, student financial assistance and physical facilities. The office is administratively responsible for providing services to alumni; promoting participation of the public, philanthropic organizations, businesses, and alumni in the institutional fund-raising initiatives; developing strategies and action plans to achieve the institution's long-range fund-raising goals; and other duties as assigned by the President.
The Vice President for Research
The Vice President for Research reports to the Provost and is the Institution's chief advisor on the institution's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research programs. This officer is responsible for leading the development of the strategic plan to achieve the institution's goals and objectives relative to the quantitative and qualitative increase of sponsored research programs and in identifying resources for enhancing the research mission. This is accomplished by working with the deans who are administratively responsible for programmatic action plans. The Vice President for Research is responsible for calculation, management, and negotiations of the Facilities and Administrative (indirect costs) fees associated with extramural funding. The Vice President for Research is administratively responsible for the Office of Grants and Contracts, the Office of Laboratory Animal Services, the Office of Clinical Trial Compliance, the Office of Biotechnology Transfer and Economic Development, the Office of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and the Office of International and Post-doctoral Services and is accountable for all research compliance on campus. In that capacity, the Vice President serves as the administrative liaison with the Human Assurance Committee, the Committee of Animal Use in Research and Education, the Conduct of Research Policy Committee, and the Patent and Copyright Committee. The Vice President is the chief liaison for economic development initiatives for the Institution to include core laboratory business plans and management, technology transfer and licensing, incubator operations, and research park business plans. In addition, the Vice President will work closely with the GRA, GMCA, and Chambers of Commerce. Performs other duties as assigned by the Provost and President.
The Vice President for Enrollment and Student
The Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services provides leadership for enrollment management and campus-wide student affairs functions, and serves as the institution's chief student affairs officer. The position reports to the Provost. The Vice President advises the President and the Provost on matters related to enrollment management, student services, and the academic programs of the institution and is a member of the President's Cabinet team of the institution. The Vice President has responsibility for designing, implementing, and evaluating the initiatives of the strategic plan of the university related to student enrollment and student services. The following offices fall within the Vice President's area of responsibility: Academic Admissions, Student Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Health Center, and Student Affairs. The Vice President will also perform duties as assigned by the Provost and the President.
The Vice President for External and Government Relations
The Vice President for External and Government Relations reports directly to the President and assists the President with the advocacy on behalf of the institution to local, municipal, state, regional and national constituencies. This position cultivates internal and external relationships utilizing public relations and marketing strategies to communicate the academic, research and clinical enterprise missions of the Georgia Health Sciences University. The Vice President is responsible for developing and coordinating institutional marketing and outreach strategies. In discharging this role, the Vice President: develops university external and government affairs policies and creates the public enhancement program for GHSU; mobilizes alumni and friends to communicate university priorities with external stakeholders, including state and national government officials; facilitates university access to local, state and national government officials; builds positive relationships with and serves as the institutional resource and official point of contact for public, corporate, civic, municipal, state, regional and national government officials; monitors and serves as a resource regarding legislation that impacts university strategic goals and operations; communicates important legislative news to the university and external community; coordinates external and government affairs with the University System of Georgia external affairs office; provides oversight and guidance to university marketing initiatives; and manages media relations.
The Vice President for Information Technology/Chief
The Vice President for Information Technology is responsible to provide leadership and vision for planning, management, integration and implementation of integrated information systems and technologies supporting the mission and strategic goals of the institution. The Vice President will anticipate, develop, implement and monitor the operational and capital budgets for information technology. The Officer is responsible for prioritizing and managing contracts, vendors, consultants, staff and other resources that ensure implementation of new systems and software in accordance with time, budget and performance expectations. The Vice President will establish and enforce policies and procedures that promote information exchange while ensuring data safety and security for the institution. The Vice President will recruit, mentor, lead and evaluate the information technology services staff to ensure excellent access, client service and collaboration with GHSU Health, Inc. The Office will empower, educate and enable users of information technology, systems and applications at all levels within the institution. The Vice President performs other duties as assigned by the President.
The Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
The Vice President of Finance serves as chief financial officer responsible for providing administrative, financial and strategic leadership of the institution’s budget and fiscal affairs. The Vice President will provide planning, administering, monitoring and controlling the overall financial plans, policies and programs. The Officer will develop financial models and perspective to assist the leadership team with strategic planning. The chief financial officer protects university assets and ensures fiscal viability. The Vice President will ensure the integrity and requirements of all accounting and financial reporting. The Officer will analyze, recommend, prepare and review documents for the President related to financial contract obligations, agreements and other financial commitments for the university. The Officer will ensure communication and collaborative business activities with all campus agencies and cooperative organizations including GHSU Health Inc. PPG, Dental Foundation, Board of Regents, GHSU Foundation and GHSU Research Institute. Directly reporting to the vice president are the controller, budget, human resources, and supply administration. The Vice President will serve on the Finance Committee of GHSU Health Inc. and is an ex-officio member of the GHSU Foundation and Research Institute and has other duties as assigned.
Deans of Schools and Director of Libraries
Appointment: The Dean of each school within the university and the Director of the Libraries shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents and shall hold office at the pleasure of the President. The recommendation of the president relating to each appointment shall be made after consultation with a representative committee of faculty which involves members of the academic unit involved.
Powers: The Dean shall be the chief executive officer of the school and the Director of Libraries shall be the chief executive officer of the library. The powers and duties of both the Deans and Director of Libraries are further listed in the statutes as approved by the Board of Regents.