Part 3 - Comprehensive Standards
  

3.2.7  The institution has a clearly defined and published organizational
structure that delineates responsibility for the administration of policies. (Organizational structure)

Compliance
Partial Compliance
Non-Compliance

Narrative

The organizational structure at the University of New Orleans is clearly defined as to the delineation of responsibilities and lines of accountability.  The President is entrusted with the authority to administer the University as per the University of Louisiana System Board Rules (Part II, Chapter III, Section IV).  The University of New Orleans organizational chart depicts the institution’s major administrative components which are distributed into six broad areas, five headed by a Vice President and one by an Executive Director:  Academic Affairs; Business Affairs; Communications, Public Relations and Marketing; Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; Research and Economic Development; and University Advancement.  The university’s organizational charts are published on the University’s website and the Employee Handbook [Page: 4] .  A University governance organizational chart is also published.  The organizational chart which represents the reorganization of the university’s leadership structure was most recently approved on April 24, 2012 [Page: 54] by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.  However, the organizational chart is reviewed on an annual basis or as needed to ensure accuracy. 

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the University and also acts as chief administrative officer in the absence of the University President.  The Provost provides campus-wide leadership in achieving the academic mission, goals and objectives of the University of New Orleans, creating a climate, organizational structure, and leadership team that encourages all members of the university community to contribute positively and productively to departmental, college and university goals.  The Provost administers the University’s five degree granting colleges:  College of Business Administration; College of Education and Human Development; College of Engineering; College of Liberal Arts; College of Sciences; as well as Interdisciplinary Studies.  Also included under the umbrella of Academic Affairs are Graduate School, Earl K. Long Library, Registrar, Global UNO, University Honors, Institutional Research, and Institutional Effectiveness.

Academic Affairs Organizational Chart

Vice President for Business Affairs          

The Vice President for Business Affairs serves as the senior financial advisor to the President in all fiscal matters.  He oversees the management of the Office of Business Affairs which includes Accounting & Procurement, and Budget, Finance & Systems; Facility Services; Human Resource Management; Auxiliary Services; Recreation and Intramural Sports; and University Computing and Communications. 

Business Affairs Organizational Chart

Vice President for Communications, Public Relations and Marketing          

The Vice President for Communications, Public Relations and Marketing serves as the chief public relations officer for the University of New Orleans.  He develops integrated communication/marketing/public relations plans and programs that communicate the University of New Orleans mission and values in the regional, national and global perimeter designed to have a positive impact on audiences such as employers, faculty, students and the global community at large.  He provides direction, oversight and resource management to define and enhance the University’s brand and image, raise awareness of its unique attributes, and effectively engage prospective and current students, faculty and staff, supporters of the University and other constituents.  He also designs and implements strategic initiatives to raise the University’s profile through brand marketing, communications and emphasizing the quality of its programming.  He oversees the following areas: Public Relations and University Spokesperson; Marketing; Web Strategy; WWNO radio station; and Instructional Media and Technology.

Communications, Public Relations and Marketing Organizational Chart

Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management          

The Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management serves as the University’s champion for student affairs and enrollment management to drive enrollment growth, increase student retention, improve the student experience, and engage in strategic planning and implementation efforts to achieve student success at the University of New Orleans.  He also serves as the President’s chief advisor on student affairs issues, collaborating with leaders from all facets of the university community to advance academic and student success.  He also works with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to ensure coordination of all programs and services related to the student experience and fostering student academic success at the University of New Orleans.  He oversees the following areas:  Assessment Program; Enrollment Services; Student Health Services; Counseling; Career Services; Student Involvement and Leadership; Advocate, Accounting and Disability; Learning Resource Center; Upward Bound; Project Pass/Access; Student Support Services; and, Student Housing.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Organizational Chart

Vice President for Research and Economic Development          

The Vice President for Research and Economic Development works closely with the Deans, Associate Deans for Research, center and institute directors, and faculty to enhance the University’s capacity for innovative multi-disciplinary research and to coordinate initiatives and a wide variety of research areas and disciplines.  In addition, the Vice President fosters research collaboration between and among faculty at other leading research institutions.  This office encompasses the following:  Research & Sponsored Programs; Facilities Security; and, IT Support – Medicaid Technical Services Contract.

Research and Economic Development Organizational Chart

Executive Director, University Advancement

The Executive Director for University Advancement is responsible for all the University’s development and alumni relations programs.  The Executive Director for University Advancement works in close collaboration with other University officers, Deans, and faculty to ensure the University fulfills its mission and is successful in accomplishing its strategic goals.  The Executive Director will also assume leadership and management of future University capital campaigns in partnership with the President.  He also oversees the activities of the University of New Orleans Foundation, including staff, budget, financial assets, and relationships with constituents.  He also coordinates the activities of the University of New Orleans Foundation Board of Directors and committees. This office oversees the following departments:  Development and Alumni Affairs.

University Advancement Organizational Chart

The administration of Board and Institutional policy is also a function of the President’s Executive Cabinet and President’s Cabinet.  The President’s Executive Cabinet, which includes the President and Vice Presidents, meets twice monthly and the President’s Cabinet, which includes the President, Vice Presidents, and Deans, meets twice monthly.  These meetings provide a forum allowing the members to communicate major initiatives, issues, and concerns that face the University.

Supporting Documents

Document Description
Document IconAA_August2014Academic Affairs Organizational Chart
Document IconBA_Org_Chart_FinalBusiness Affairs Organizational Chart
Document IconGovernance_August2014University Governance Organizational Chart
Document IconL_System_Bylaw_Chpt_3_IV_PresidentsUniversity of Louisiana System Board Rules (Part II, Chapter III, Section IV)
Document IconOCPRM_August2014Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing Organizational Chart
Document IconOrg_Chart_WebsiteOrganizational Chart Website
Document IconPresident_August2014Office of the President Organizational Chart
Document IconRED_Org_Chart_FinalResearch and Economic Development Organizational Chart
Document IconSAEM_August2014Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Organizational Chart
Document IconUL_System_Org_Structure_ApprovalUniversity of Louisiana System Meeting Minutes: Approval of Structure, April 2012
Document IconUniversity Advancement_August2014University Advancement Organizational Chart
Document IconUNO_August2014University Organizational Chart
Document IconUNO_Employee_HandbookUNO Employee Handbook