Office of the President
April 7, 1970
Members, Board of Trustees:
REORGANIZATION OF CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION
Recommendations: (1) that the following titles in the central administration be
eliminated effective July 1, 1970: Executive Vice President, Vice President
for Research (the title Dean of the Graduate School remains as a separate
entity), Provost, and Special Assistant to the President. It is further recom-
mended that the following new titles be created: Vice President for Academic
Affairs, Vice President for Institutional Planning, and Vice President for
(2) that the following appointments be made effective July 1, 1970:
Vice President for Academic Affairs -- Dr. Lewis W. Cochran
Vice President for Institutional Planning -- Dr. A. D. Albright
Vice President for Administration -- Dr. Alvin L. Morris
(3) effective immediately, that the title Dean of the Community College System
be changed to Vice President--Community College System and that Dr. Ellis F.
Hartford be appointed to that office.
Background: After observing the operation of the existing organizational
structure for nearly a year, it is proposed that the central administration be
reorganized as shown on the attached organizational chart.
The primary basis of the reorganization is the assignment of new titles and
responsibilities to individuals who already serve in the central administration.
In general terms, a new emphasis is placed on academic administration for the
Division of Colleges and for undergraduate education. New provisions are
made for the management of data concerning students and their educational
experiences, for evaluation of instructional programs, and for long range plan-
ning. Administrative support for the President's Office is broadened. And
finally, the Community College System is given more prominent representation
in the central administration.
Specific duties of each of the officers will be provided in subsequent Adminis-
Action: Approved X Disapproved Other
Date: April 7