FAC 201. Overview Statement on Administrative Organization

The success of any formalized institution is due in part to the adoption of well defined organizational concepts. At McPherson College, organizational structure is designed to enable the college to fulfill most efficiently its current purposes and to contribute to the operation of the total educational enterprise.

FAC 210. Board Organization

The Board of Trustees has the power to transact all business as may be necessary for the purposes of the corporation and to select the President of the College who, as the chief administrative officer, is responsible for the overall success of the college in meeting its goals and objectives.

FAC 220. Administrative Organization

President of the College. In accordance with the requirements of the charter and by-laws of the Board of Trustees, the President has authority from and is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the operation and development of the college as a whole and for each of its parts. The President is the chief executive officer and the principal educational officer of the college. He/she is responsible for hiring all employees, for planning, developing and administering all institutional activities and for maintaining and promoting a broad view of the objectives and the mission of the college. Working directly for and closely with the President to accomplish these ends is the Provost. In the absence of the President, the Provost may make decisions on his behalf. Also reporting directly to the President are the Dean of Students, the Dean of Enrollment Management, the Executive Director of College Operations, and the Executive Director of College Advancement.

Provost and Dean of the Faculty. The Provost is the College’s chief operating officer. This person directs the college’s comprehensive instructional program, including all curricular functions. He/she coordinates and is responsible for the work of the division chairpersons, department heads, all teaching faculty, the Dean of Academic Resources, and the Associate Dean of Academic Records. The Provost assists the President and the proper committees in the recruitment, selection, promotion, or dismissal of faculty members; has immediate supervision and oversight of all the educational programs of the college; and serves as a leader in the molding of academic policy and programs. In the absence of the President, the Provost may make decisions on his behalf.

Dean of Students. This person provides administrative and creative leadership in the area of student life, striving for personal and academic growth of students. The Dean of Students oversees service learning activities and supervises the Athletic Director, the Associate Dean of Students, the Coordinator of Career and Personal Counseling, and the Campus Minister. The Dean of Students also has the responsibility for the student judicial system and coordinates the student orientation program.

Dean of Enrollment Management. The Dean of Enrollment Management provides comprehensive supervision of the recruitment and retention program of the college and directly supervises the Director of Financial Aid and other staff persons as designated within the area of Enrollment Services. This person serves on committees as directed by the President so as to assure that policy decisions of the college take into account the impact of such decisions on enrollment. Additionally the duties include a special focus on all aspects of quality of service to students. The Dean of Enrollment Management seeks to assure that each area of the college is encouraged and enabled with appropriate resources to support the mission of the college in the finest possible manner.

Executive Director of College Advancement. The Executive Director of College Advancement has the primary and supervisory responsibility for the college’s comprehensive fund raising, public relations, and constituent relations programs. Persons reporting to the Executive Director of College Advancement include the Director of Alumni and Community Relations, the Director of Annual Giving, the Director of Planned Giving, and the Director of College Communications.

Executive Director of College Operations and Chief Financial Officer. The Executive Director of College Operations directs, plans, coordinates and oversees the college’s financial functions, investments, physical facilities, and computer resources. The Executive Director also develops the college-wide budget, recommending policies and procedures related to finance and the physical plant, and manages the auxiliary services, information systems, the construction of new facilities, and serves as the college’s director for human resources. Persons reporting to the Executive Director include the Business Manager, the Plant Operations Manager, and the Director of Computer Services.

FAC 250. Associated Colleges of Central Kansas

The Associated Colleges of Central Kansas (ACCK) is a consortium of the following six institutions:

  • Bethany College (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Lindsborg
  • Bethel College (General Conference Mennonite) North Newton
  • Kansas Wesleyan (United Methodist) Salina
  • McPherson College (Church of the Brethren) McPherson
  • Sterling College (Presbyterian Church, USA) Sterling
  • Tabor College (Mennonite Brethren) Hillsboro

The ACCK, founded in 1966, is one of the oldest academic consortia in America; it operates through an office located in McPherson. An executive director who oversees the operation of the ACCK is responsible to a board of trustees composed of the presidents of the six cooperating institutions.

FAC 270. Other External Institutional Associations and Memberships

See Accreditation section in the McPherson College Catalog for a current list of institutional memberships.