Board of Regents Policy Manual

Official Policies of the University System of Georgia

2.1 Election of Presidents by the Board

The Board shall elect the presidents of institutions. Presidents shall not hold tenure at the institution but may hold, retain, or receive academic rank. Presidents shall be elected for a term of one (1) year; however, the one-year term is extended past expiration of the one-year term until such time as the Board acts either to reappoint the President for the remainder of a one-year term, or chooses not to reappoint the President, as contemplated in Board Policy 2.4.2. The Chancellor shall notify them of their appointment, but such presidents shall not be entitled to a written employment contract. All such appointments will be made expressly subject to the Policies of the Board of Regents.

Persons holding tenure in the USG who receive an initial presidential appointment shall be required to relinquish their tenure before assuming the office of the president. No person shall be awarded tenure while serving as president.

A person accepting the position of acting president at a USG institution shall not be a candidate for president of that institution. (BoR Minutes, 1991-92, p. 34; Aug. 2000; Oct. 2013; Feb. 2017)

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