Article VII: Officers of the College

Officers of the College

Section 42: With the approval of the Board, the President may appoint those officers of the College as will in the President's judgment contribute to the effective functioning of the College. The officers of the College may include the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, the Vice President for Advancement, the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the College, the Vice President for Enrollment and College Relations, and the Secretary of the College. The Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer and Secretary must be elected by the Board prior to assuming the responsibilities of those offices.

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Section 43: The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty shall be the second ranking officer of the College with regard to educational policy. Subject to the supervision of the President, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty shall be concerned with administration of educational policies, regulations, and decisions made by the Faculty and its committees, and with such matters as may be delegated by the President. The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty shall be, ex officio, a voting member of the Joint Conference Committee.

In the case of prolonged absence or incapacity of the President, or in the event of the death of the President, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty shall temporarily discharge the powers and duties of the President until such time as the Board of Trustees shall take action in the matter.

Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer

Section 44: Subject to the provisions below, and subject to the supervision of the Finance Committee and the President, the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer shall be the chief financial officer of the College.
The Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer together with the Investment Committee shall be responsible for the investment and management of all assets and funds of the College, including cash, securities, and investment real estate, and shall be responsible for the collection of all receipts, rentals, dividends, interest, or other moneys due to the College. The Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer shall be responsible for the deposit of the same in the name of the College in banks or trust companies approved by the Finance Committee.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer shall have the authority to draw checks against deposits standing in the name of the College, and to sign, seal with the seal of the College, acknowledge, and deliver for and on behalf of the College all instruments relating to College funds.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer shall have the authority to compromise and settle for and on behalf of the College all questions relating to gifts to the College testamentary and inter vivos, and to execute, seal, and deliver for and on behalf of the College conditional gift agreements.

Contracts for the purchase, conveyance or transfer of real estate; deeds; mortgages; releases; discharges; assignments; leases and all other instruments relating to real estate shall be valid to bind the College if signed for and on behalf of the College by the President, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, or the Associate Treasurer.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer shall be the President, the Finance Committee, the Investment Committee or the Board of Trustees may require. In discharging his or her duties, the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer may rely upon the advice of the certified public accountants appointed under Section 35, the investment advisors retained under Section 28, and other professional advisors.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer shall have such other functions, powers, and authority as the Trustees, the Finance Committee, the Investment Committee or the President may from time to time determine.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer shall be responsible to the President for the business functions and operations of the College and for the planning and execution of its capital facilities projects.

Vice President for Advancement

Section 45: The Vice President for Advancement, subject to the supervision of the President, is responsible for all fund-raising efforts of the College and oversees its Advancement Office.

Vice President for Enrollment

Section 46:The Vice President for Enrollment, subject to the supervision of the President, is the chief strategist for student recruitment and market positioning and shall oversee the College's admission, student financial services, registrar, Frances Perkins, and career development offices. 

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the College

Section 47: The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the College is responsible to the President for all student services, including academic advising, residential life, student activities, health services, and other student services.

Secretary of the College

Section 48: The Secretary of the College, subject to the supervision of the President, shall make and keep the records and minutes of all meetings of the Board of Trustees, shall prepare and send out all notices of meetings and other notices as directed by the Board or the President, and shall perform all other duties incident to the office or delegated by the Board or the President. The Secretary of the College shall perform the usual duties of a corporate secretary, shall impress the corporate seal upon the documents requiring the seal, and shall attest to them when necessary.

The Secretary shall be a resident of Massachusetts. An Assistant Secretary shall be empowered to attest in the absence of the Secretary.

--Amended and Restated By Vote of the Board of Trustees October 29, 2011