Presidential Evaluation

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Effective Date

Prefix Policy #05

Steward Board of Trustees

Previous Version Presidential Evaluation - 1991


Full Text of the Policy

1) The Board of Trustees shall provide an annual, written evaluation of the performance of the President. The President and the Board of Trustees will discuss and agree upon the President's performance objectives. The evaluation shall solicit and consider ideas and information from within and without the college campuses. The President will be judged by the performance of the college as a whole.


2) The Board expects from the President the following general traits:

  • Honesty
  • Succinct oral and written communication
  • Approachability and accessibility

and the following abilities and commitments:

  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Commitment to solicit opinions from Board members and the college community
  • Commitment to regularly engage with key legislators
  • Commitment to professional development that will enhance the college community
  • Ability to promote an atmosphere of trust
  • Commitment to high quality, collaborative, interdisciplinary learning and teaching
  • Commitment to multiculturalism, diversity of thought, and affirmative action with regard to affected minority groups and women in all areas of college operations
  • Ability to represent and promote the college on a national level


3) In addition, the Board shall evaluate the President’s performance in the following areas:

  • Leadership and Team Building (among direct reports and faculty and students in general)
  • Financial Resource Planning and Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Executive Branch and Legislative Stakeholder Relations
  • Community Relations
  • College Advancement and Development


4) The President shall be responsible for providing to the Board a “State of the College” message on an annual basis.


Revision History:

As adopted: September 15, 2009

Originally adopted: September 25, 1991

Previously revisions: October 13, 1993

April 12, 1995

June 12, 1997