Return to Sections 20-29 Table of Content Return to Main Menu 20-000 2/24/82 BOARD OPERATIONS – INTERNAL ORGANIZATION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES (POLICY) The organization, management, and control of Oglala Lakota College is vested in the Board of Trustees, which exercises the powers and discharges the duties imposed by Tribal Council Laws. It shall be the purpose of the Board to provide education of the best obtainable quality for residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation, within the limitations imposed by the federal government’s ability to pay and their willingness to support the educational system. The Board shall provide for a college system and establish general policies for its operation in keeping with the Tribal Council Laws. In carrying out this function the Board recognizes three general duties: 1. Formulating and interpreting educational policies. 2. Delegating administrative duties. 3. Making a continuous appraisal of progress. In fulfilling these general duties, the Board also recognizes the following additional definite and more specific responsibilities: 1. To select a President and to support him in the discharge of these duties. 2. To approve personnel nominated and recommended by the President. 3. To establish salary schedules. 4. To consider and act on policies for the college program. 5. To require and evaluate reports from the President on the educational program and the financial status of the college. 6. To consider, revise and adopt an annual budget recommended by the President. 7. To seek and utilize qualified professional recommendation when considering and deciding upon expansion of services, building and facilities. 8. To assist in presenting to the public the needs and progress of the educational system. 9. To provide, by the exercise of its legal powers, the funds it deems necessary to finance the operation of the college. 10. To recognize that authority rests only with the Board in official meetings, and that the individual member has no legal status to bind the Board outside of such meetings. 11. To perform the Specific duties imposed upon the Board by the laws of the Tribal council. 12. To encourage, through appropriate authorities, federal legislation consistent with the best interests of the college.
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