Section 16-50-23

President of university; appointment, removal, etc., of faculty; courses of instruction, degrees, etc.

The board of trustees shall have the power to organize the university by appointing a president or removing a president for cause, whose salary shall be fixed by the board and who shall serve as chief executive officer of the university; and, upon his recommendation, the board shall appoint a corps of instructors, who shall be styled the faculty of the university, and such other officers and professional and operating personnel as the interest of the university may require; and to remove such instructors or other personnel and to fix their salaries or compensation and increase or reduce the same at its discretion; to regulate, alter or modify the government of the university as it may deem advisable; to prescribe courses of instruction, rates of tuition and fees; to confer such academic and honorary degrees as are usually conferred by institutions of similar character; and to do whatever else it may deem best for promoting the interest of the university.

(Acts 1975, No. 790, p. 1581, §4.)