The Rector shall be responsible to the University Board for the effective working and good order of the University and for its management within the policies determined by the University Board.
The Rector shall be appointed by the University Board from a shortlist of three candidates verified by the Senate. The Procedure for appointment of the Rector shall be prescribed by the University Board.
The appointment shall normally be for a period of four years and renewable once. However, the University Board may, at its discretion for the purposes of efficient succession planning and training, enter into a contract for the temporary renewal of the term of office of the Rector for up to two years.
The Rector may not simultaneously hold office as a Dean of Faculty, Director or in any other managerial capacity (except the position of Director of the SEE University Foundation as prescribed in the Foundation Statute) or hold such other office excluded by the provisions of the law from being compatible with the office of Rector of a University.
The Rector, as the principal academic officer of the University, shall chair the Senate and the Rector’s Council, and shall have the right to attend all meetings of the University Board and of its Executive Committee (other than where personal issues relating to the Rector are under discussion).
The Rector has legal responsibilities in accordance with the law, appropriate to the University as a private-public not-for-profit higher education institution and the provisions of the University Statute.
In particular the Rector shall be responsible for:
- Presentation of proposals to the University Board concerning the educational character and mission of the University, taking into account the recommendations and opinions of the Senate and the Rector‘s Council;
- Implementation of the decisions of the University Board and of its Executive Committee;
- Organisation, direction and management of the University and leadership of the staff;
- Preparation of annual estimates of income and expenditure for consideration by the University Board, and the management of budget and resources within the estimates approved by the University Board.