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University Officers

As is necessary in any large institution, the precise structure of the corporation, while controlled by the Bylaws of the University, may change from time to time. The relevant text of the Bylaws is reproduced here.

President and Chancellor

[Bylaw 32]

The President and Chancellor is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board; the President and Chancellor serves as an Ex Officio Trustee so long as he or she holds the office on a non-acting basis. The President and Chancellor will serve as the chief executive officer and 8 chief academic officer of the University; will be delegated authority and responsibility for the administration and management of the University consistent with its mission and the direction of the Board; will have all powers and perform all duties incident to the office and such other powers and duties as the Board may prescribe from time to time; will exercise supervision and direction of all University activities; will be responsible to the Board for the supervision of the University’s educational programs in the University’s schools, colleges, institutes, departments, divisions, and units; will serve as head of each faculty of the University and have the power to call a meeting of any faculty or a joint faculty meeting of two or more faculties, provided that any such meeting has the power to take action only upon such subjects as specified in the call for the meeting; will be concerned with the welfare of students of the University and their moral and intellectual development; will be the Board’s representative and the official medium of communication between each faculty of the University and the Board, between University students and the Board, and between University administration and the Board; will prepare or cause to be prepared an annual proposed capital and operating budget in advance of each fiscal year for the Board’s consideration; will recommend to the Board the appointment of the deans of schools and colleges and directors of institutes, after consulting with the faculty of the applicable school, college or institute or a representative committee of the faculty thereof, each of whom will serve at the pleasure of the President and Chancellor; will consult or cause his or her representative to consult with the University Senate, which may be through the pertinent Senate committee, before making a recommendation to the Board with respect to changes or innovations that affect the University in matters within the jurisdiction of the Senate; may call upon the University’s senior management and academic leaders for assistance in the performance of his or her duties and may appoint advisory councils of senior management and academic leaders and others as he or she deems appropriate; subject to Board policies regarding conflicts of interest and executive sessions, may attend meetings of any standing committee of the Board; and will determine the senior management and academic leaders who will serve in the President and Chancellor’s stead during a temporary absence or incapacity, or until the Board replaces the President and Chancellor or determines a temporary succession plan during a permanent or more extensive absence or incapacity.

Provost

[Bylaw 33]

The Provost is appointed by the Board upon the recommendation of the President and Chancellor, and may be removed by the President and Chancellor or the Board. The Provost will be the senior assistant to the President and Chancellor in all academic matters; will be a member of each faculty of the University; will work with the deans of the colleges and schools and the directors of the institutes in strategic academic planning, recruiting faculty, overseeing academic appointments and promotions, conducting program reviews, guiding academic aspects of enrollment planning and ensuring the highest academic standards throughout the University for faculty and students; and will have such other powers and duties as the President and Chancellor may prescribe from time to time.

The Executive Vice President

[Bylaw 34]

The Executive Vice President is appointed by the Board upon the recommendation of the President and Chancellor, and may be removed by the President and Chancellor or the Board. The Executive Vice President will be the senior assistant to the President and Chancellor in all non-academic matters; and will have such other powers and duties as the President and Chancellor, Chair or Board may prescribe from time to time. 

Executive Vice President for Health

[Bylaw 35]

The Executive Vice President for Health is appointed by the Board upon the recommendation of the President and Chancellor, and may be removed by the President and Chancellor or the Board. The Executive Vice President for Health will be the senior assistant to the President and Chancellor in all matters involving the schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing and other health-related areas within the University; will work with the deans and other University officials on long-term academic, financial and operational strategies for health and health-related activities at the University; will be the principal liaison between the University and NYU Hospitals Center and its subsidiaries; and will have such other powers and duties as the President and Chancellor, Chair or Board may prescribe from time to time.

Secretary and General Counsel

[Bylaw 36]

The Secretary and General Counsel is appointed by the Board upon the recommendation of the President and Chancellor, and may be removed by the President and Chancellor or the Board. As Secretary, the officer will have custody of the seal, Charter, Bylaws and records of the Board; will act as secretary at all meetings of the Board of Trustees and the members (in the absence or incapacity of the Secretary, the Chair will appoint a Secretary of the meeting); will be responsible for the maintenance of fair and accurate records of the proceedings of the Board and its Executive Committee and other standing committees and distribute them to Trustees in accordance with these Bylaws; will cause notice to be given to Trustees and officers of Board and Board committee meetings and acts of the Board and Board committees affecting them; will be responsible for the issuance of diplomas and certificates; and will have all powers and duties incident to the office of secretary and such other powers and perform such other duties as the President and Chancellor, Chair, or Board may prescribe from time to time. As General Counsel, the officer will represent the University and its affiliates in its legal affairs; except for those matters where the General Counsel’s own performance of duties or status is being considered or evaluated, and subject to the right of the Board, the Audit and Compliance Committee and the Compensation Committee to engage independent counsel, all matters requiring legal advice or legal action will be referred to the General Counsel who will provide legal advice or take legal action directly or through counsel engaged for such purpose by the General Counsel; and will have such other powers and duties as the President and Chancellor, Chair, or Board may prescribe from time to time.

Chief Financial Officer

[Bylaw 37]

The Chief Financial Officer is appointed by the Board upon the recommendation of the President and Chancellor, and may be removed by the President and Chancellor or the Board. The Chief Financial Officer will be the chief accounting and financial officer of the University; will be responsible for assuring that the University is in compliance with applicable financial and accounting standards and has appropriate internal controls; will be responsible for assuring that payments made by the University are included in the approved budget for the fiscal year, unless approved by the Board, and that restricted funds are expended in accordance with applicable limitations and restrictions; will be responsible for collecting, recording, and safeguarding all funds and securities of the University, which will be deposited with such banks or trust companies as authorized by the Board; will be responsible for keeping proper books of account, preparing quarterly and annual financial reports, and providing financial reports to the members and the Board at least annually and as requested by the President and Chancellor, Chair, 10 members, or Board or its committees; will make available during business hours, on request by a Trustee or member, the University’sbooks of account and records; will work with the University’s independent certified public accounting firm in its preparation of the annual audit; and will have such other powers and duties as the President and Chancellor, The Executive Vice President, Chair, or Board may prescribe from time to time.

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