R201, Presidents’ Responsibility to the System, the Assigned Institution, and for Legislative Relation

R201-1. Purpose: To establish the priority of responsibilities of presidents of member institutions to the System and
to a particular institution which is a part of the System.

R201-2. References

2.1. Utah Code §53B-2-106 (Duties and Responsibilities of the President)

2.2. Policy and Procedures R120, Bylaws of the Board of Higher Education, Section 3.3.3., Institutional
Governance and Administration

R201-3. Policy

3.1. First Responsibility to System: The Presidents, as executive officers, owe a responsibility first to
the system and then to a particular institution which is a part of the system. It is the duty of the Presidents
under the law to support the Board of Higher Education’s decisions including, but not limited to, budget, finance,
facilities, planning, roles, curriculum, programs, and System-wide administrative policies.

3.2. Informational Liaison with Legislators:
The Presidents shall maintain effective informational liaison with members of the Utah Legislature. Institutional representatives should keep members of the
legislature fully informed so that they can better understand and resolve the problems and appreciate the accomplishments of the system.

Approved July 27, 1971, amended September 2, 1999.