An Overview of City University of Seattle's Administration
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees, by Charter and By-laws, has legal and fiduciary responsibilities for the quality and integrity
of the institution. It selects a Chief Executive Officer (President), approves and monitors the implementation of
the mission of the institution, oversees the establishment of broad institutional policies, and exercises oversight
to ensure compliance with policies. The Board delegates to the President the responsibility to implement and administer
these policies as well as the responsibility to carry out the mission of the institution.
The President reports directly to the Board of Governors and is evaluated by them annually. The President works
collaboratively with the Board and the University community to articulate a vision for the University, and to
provide strategic leadership through defining institutional goals, establishing priorities, and developing plans.
Further, the President ensures that all University departments comply with University policies and remain dedicated
to the school's mission.
The Provost reports directly to the President. Duties include defining and maintaining academic quality and rigor
in accordance with accreditation standards for domestic and international programs. This position is responsible
for oversight of the quality and operations of the Department of Academic Affairs. Areas reporting to this position
are the Albright School of Education, the School of Management, the Division of Arts and Sciences, the Library,
Curriculum and Faculty Support Services, Distance Learning Operations, and Academic Administration. Academic Deans,
who report directly to Provost, supervise a cadre of experienced Program Directors and Senior Faculty who in turn
appoint and supervise close to 900 Faculty worldwide.
Chief Financial Officer / Vice President of Finance and Administration
The Chief Financial Officer/Vice President of Finance and Administration reports directly to the President.
This position recommends appropriate annual operating budgets and ensures the efficient management of business
affairs and the physical plant and property. Areas reporting to this position are the Business Office, Facilities,
Human Resources, and Information Technology.
Vice President of Admissions and Student Services
The Vice President of Admissions and Student Services reports directly to the President. This position is
responsible for supervising all aspects of student recruitment and student service functions including Admissions
and Advising, Student Services, Marketing, the Registrar, and Financial Aid.
City University of Seattle's faculty are vital to the University's educational mission. Faculty oversee curricula
through participation in school curriculum councils which review and approve all new or revised programs and courses.
In addition, faculty participate in an inclusive academic governance structure through representation on
cross-departmental committees and councils. The Academic Affairs Council is the primary academic governance body for
Academic Affairs. It reviews and recommends new programs, substantial program revisions, new partnerships, and
academic policies. Faculty from each school and region participate in the President's Leadership Council, which
includes senior leaders from all university departments. Any faculty member may participate in policy or governance
discussions and decisions by providing written and/or oral input through Senior Faculty or Program Directors, Deans,
City University of Seattle is a student-centered institution of higher education. Every effort is made to actively
solicit student input into the University's planning and decision-making. Student input is collected through regular
surveys and End of Course Evaluations administered at the end of every class. Professional Education Advisory Boards
(PEAB's) in the Albright School of Education and other academic program advisory committees include students in
their membership. Students may at any time provide feedback and suggestions through their advisors, suggestion boxes
that are available at every site, online feedback forms, or by taking advantage of an open-door policy of all
faculty and administrators, including the President.