Administration and Governance
A 20-member Board of Governors is responsible for planning and coordinating development and operation of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, in which SRU is a member. The board establishes broad educational, fiscal and personnel policies, and oversees the efficient management of PASSHE. Among other tasks, the board appoints the chancellor and university presidents, approves new academic programs, sets tuition and coordinates and approves the annual PASSHE operating budget.
A 12-member Council of Trustees governs the University. Its members are nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate serving a term of six years, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. At least two members of the group are alumni of the institution and one member is a full-time undergraduate student. The council meets on a quarterly basis at the University or from time to time as may be called upon by the president, chairperson or upon request of three of its members.
The president is the chief executive officer of the University. The president's cabinet provides advice and counsel to the president on matters regarding policies, procedures and strategic planning. The cabinet is composed of the University's provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, senior vice president for administration and economic development, chief communication and public affairs officer, chief of staff, chief financial officer, chief data officer, chief enrollment management officer and chief human resources officer.
Administrative units are charged with the logistical operation of the University. These include:
- Academic Affairs
- Administration, Economic Development and Advancement Services
- Enrollment Management
- Human Resources
- Planning, Resource Management, and Assessment
- Student Affairs
- University Communication and Public Affairs
Academic units comprise the University's colleges, schools, departments and educational programs. The provost's office oversees these units and is charged with ensuring the quality of faculty, student body, academic policy and maintaining educational excellence. Units reporting to the provost include: