Bay Atlantic University is a non-profit institution of higher education. The founding company, BAU LLC, was initially founded as a for-profit venture to secure necessary financing for the university’s initial operations and has transitioned to a non-profit entity.
The control of university operations rests with its Governing Board. The main function of the Board, as described in the bylaws, is twofold: to develop policies for the advancement of Bay Atlantic University, and to support the president/CEO of the university with the implementation of those policies. In addition, Bay Atlantic University’s Board provides guidance, monitoring, and assistance to the president/CEO of the university in public affairs and in building key alliances to assist in and support the growth of the university. The Board gathers formally twice a year, October or November in Fall and April or May in Spring.
Although the Board is responsible for assuring that all university departments comply with the policies, procedures, and regulations of all state, federal and accreditation agencies, it does not participate in the details of daily operations and institutional management, which are delegated to the university president. The board appoints the President/CEO of the university who is responsible for the overall management and accountable to the Board.
The President/CEO delegates specific responsibilities to members of the executive team: Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Academic Officer and Institutional Effectiveness, and Chief Growth Officer. Each member of the administrative staff is fully accountable for the operation of the respective department of the university. The CFO oversees the financial affairs, the facilities including technological infrastructure and human resources. The CAO is responsible for the overall leadership, management and organization of the university’s academic affairs. The CAO also oversees academic advancement, academic quality, academic advising, registrar, and library services. The CGO is responsible for the marketing and admissions operations and the enrollment growth of the university. All these officers report directly to the President/CEO.
Bay Atlantic University is a member of Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB).
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