Section 16-60-111.5

Chancellor - Powers and duties as Chief Executive Officer of the Alabama Community College System.

The Chancellor shall act as Chief Executive Officer of the Alabama Community College System and shall direct all matters involving the community and technical colleges within the policies of the board. The Chancellor shall:

(1) Execute and enforce the rules and regulations of the board governing the community and technical colleges.

(2) Interpret the rules and regulations of the board concerning the community and technical colleges.

(3) Administer the office of the Chancellor and appoint to positions of employment such professional, clerical, and other assistants, including specialists and consultants, on a full- or part-time basis as may be needed to assist the Chancellor in performing the duties of the office of the Chancellor. The number of employees, their compensation, and all other expenditures of the office of the Chancellor shall be within the limits of a budget for the office of the Chancellor which shall be approved by the board. The Chancellor and all employees of the office of the Chancellor shall not be subject to or governed by the provisions of the state Merit System law but shall be entitled to all benefits accruing to Merit System employees including the right to accumulate leave and participate in the Teachers' Retirement System.

(4) Have the authority to take any and all actions necessary and proper to administer policies, rules, and regulations of the board in carrying out its responsibility for the management and operation of the community and technical colleges.

(5) Prepare, or cause to be prepared, an annual report of the board on the activities of the Alabama Community College System and shall submit on the first day of December, or as early thereafter as practicable, the same to the board for its approval and adoption. He or she shall also prepare, or cause to be prepared, all other reports which are or may be required of the board.

(6) Prepare, or cause to be prepared, and submit for approval by the board such budget for each quadrennium, or for such other period as may be fixed by the Department of Finance or other duly authorized body.

(7) Prepare, or cause to be prepared, and submit for approval and adoption by the board such legislative measures as are in his or her opinion needed for the further development and improvement of the community and technical colleges.

(Acts 1982, No. 82-486, p. 805, §8; Act 2015-125, §4.)