Administrative Services

Official University Policy Manual

Administrative Officer Succession Policy

File code: PRES.OFFICER.POL
Approval Date: 08/01/97
Revision Date: 02/16/2009, 8/24/2015
Approved By: President's Staff

Delegation of Temporary Authority in Emergencies:

University decision making is the responsibility of the President of Western Illinois University. Following is the campus-based Administrator in Charge sequence for when the President is off-campus:

Macomb Campus
  1. President
  2. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  3. Vice President for Administrative Services
  4. Vice President for Student Services
  5. Vice President for Advancement and Public Services
  6. Associate Provost and Academic Vice President for Budget, Planning, and Personnel
  7. Associate Vice President for Student Services - Student Life
  8. Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services
Quad Cities Campus
  1. Vice President for Quad Cities and Planning
  2. Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs - Quad Cities
  3. Assistant Dean, College of Business and Technology
  4. Assistant Dean, College of Education and Human Services
  5. Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Delegation of Authority Pending Appointment of a Successor:

In the event of the death, extended absence, termination, or resignation of the President, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will serve as the Acting President until the Board of Trustees determines otherwise. If the Provost is for any reason unavailable or indisposed, the acting presidency will be filled according to the list above, pending action to the contrary of the Board of Trustees.

In the event of the death, extended absence, termination, or resignation of a Vice President, the President will appoint a temporary replacement, pending completion of an appropriate search process. When vacancies occur among subordinate administrative officers, the President and the appropriate Vice President, or their designees, will address the organizational and staffing issues on an ad hoc basis.