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*Formerly part of the University Handbook
Presidential Orders

Executive Order


Presiding Officers of Colleges, Schools, and Departments

1. The presiding officer of the faculty in a college or school is its dean. (See also Executive Order No. 12.)

2. The presiding officer of the faculty in a department is its director or chair. (See also Executive Order No. I.)

May 31, 1956; per Executive Order No. 47, Section 2: confirmed October 20, 2016.

* This executive order was originally unnumbered in the University Handbook.

For related information, see:

  • Executive Order No. VI, "Campuses, Colleges, Schools, and Departments: Definitions"
  • Executive Order No. VII, "The Graduate School: Definitions"
  • Executive Order No. IX, "Campuses, Colleges, and Schools"
  • Faculty Code, Chapter 23, "Colleges, Schools, and Departments"