2.3 Chief Executive Officer
The institution has a chief executive officer whose primary responsibility is to the institution and who is not the presiding officer of the Board.
Judgement of Compliance:
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) has as its Chief Operating Officer Dr. Roger Brown. Dr. Brown serves as the Chancellor of UTC and has been granted full authority to govern all aspects of the Chattanooga campus by the President of the UT System. The Chancellor has no other employment or responsibilities. His primary responsibility is to the institution. As stated in the UT Board of Trustees (BOT) Bylaws, the Chancellor is “fully responsible for campus administration and management subject to the general supervision of the President.” The Chancellor is not a member of the Board of Trustees as stated in the BOT Charter regarding the selection and appointment of Board of Trustees members. The UT BOT Bylaws, Article I, Sections 4 states that the Chair shall be a member of the Board and shall be the presiding officer.
- UT BOT Bylaws, Article IV, Section 3(c)
- Appointment of BOT members: UT Charter, Article VI, Section 19(c)
- UT BOT Bylaws, Article I, Section 4