Council of Trustees Handbook

Page 15 of 22 SECTION 2009-A. POWERS AND DUTIES OF COUNCILS OF TRUSTEES. (a) In accordance with policies, procedures and standards adopted by the board, the council of each institution shall have the power and its duty shall be: (1) To make recommendations to the chancellor for the appointment and retention of the president following input by students, faculty, staff and alumni. (1.1) To make recommendations to the chancellor for the dismissal of the president. (2) To assist the president in developing proper relations and understanding between the institution and its programs and the public, in order to serve the interests and needs of both. (3) ((3) deleted by amendment). (4) To review and provide input to the president pertaining to policies and procedures governing the use of institutional facilities and property. (5) To approve schools and academic programs. (6) To review and approve the recommendations of the president pertaining to annual operating and capital budget requirements for forwarding to the board. (7) To review and approve recommendations for charges for tuition, and to approve room and board and other fees except student activity fees and any fees related to the provision of contracted health services. (8) ((8) deleted by amendment). (9) To review contracts and purchases negotiated or awarded by the president, including any contract or purchase reports, with or without competitive bidding and all contracts for consultative services entered by the president. (10) To represent the institution at official functions of the Commonwealth. (11) To take such other action as may be necessary to effectuate the powers and duties herein delegated. (12) In accordance with the evaluation procedure established by the board each council shall conduct an evaluation of the president and forward the results of that evaluation with recommendation to the chancellor for submission to the board. (13) By resolution adopted by the council to authorize campus police who have completed firearms training in accordance with 53 Pa.C.S. § 2167(a) (relating to police training) to carry firearms in the course of duty for any institution whose campus police are authorized to carry firearms on the effective date of this paragraph, the authority to carry firearms shall remain in effect unless the council by resolution dissolves such authority. (b) (Reserved). (2009-A amended July 1, 2020, P.L.558, No.50)