008.1 Succession to Authority

Created by: Stephanie Ferguson on 06/28/2001
Category: 0 - General Administration; 00 - General
Originator: President
Current File: 008.1
Adoption Date: 11/05/2008
Reviewed for Currency: 09/26/2017
Replaces File: 008.1
Date of Origin: 05/13/1974
Classification: Faculty
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008.1 Succession to Authority


A. Background

At times the President of the University is out of town or is away from the university due to illness or is otherwise incapacitated. It is necessary that a succession to authority exist so that the university has someone to speak and take actions for the university at all times.


B. Policy

The succession to authority at Furman University is given in order below: Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Vice President for Finance and Administration; Vice President for Student Life; Vice President for Development; Vice President for Enrollment Management.


C. Guidelines

1. At any time when one of the above is in charge of the university and must leave town or becomes incapacitated, the officer should notify the officer next in line of authority.

2. In the event the President and the five persons listed above are unavailable, the President's office shall designate who is to be in charge in the President's absence.