Executives are responsible for the success or failure of the organization. Operations, marketing, policy, financing, safety, human resources, compliance, public relations, etc. - It all ultimately falls on the shoulder of the executive. The primary duty of an executive is to devise a vision and strategy. The executive decides, sets budgets, forms partnerships, and hires a team to steer the organization accordingly. The secondary duty of an executive is to build the culture. Culture is built in dozens of ways, and the executive sets the tone. Although they are generally among the highest paid workers; they endure long hours, considerable travel and intense pressure to succeed.

The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer for the University. The Provost administers the budgets of all academic units including the colleges, the library and professional education. The Provost oversees academic policy and priorities, establishes standards for the quality of the student body, and maintains educational excellence. In addition, the Provost also has oversight responsibility for the recruiting, hiring, retention, and performance of top quality faculty and academic administrators who excel in both education and research and for the University’s promotion and tenure process. The Provost articulates the long-term vision and strategic plan to guide the development of Academic Affairs within the University. In consultation with the President, oversees the implementation of this vision for Chicago State, including promoting the development of education and research programs that improve the human condition through advanced science and technology. The Provost manages the academic organizational structure of the University and articulate the roles and responsibilities of the major academic leaders within that structure along with milestones and measures against which progress can be measured. The Provost fosters a commitment to diversity throughout the University by building a more inclusive and supportive environment for teaching, learning, service, and scholarship.
The Vice President for Finance and Administration is the chief financial officer of the college and oversees financial and business operations of the University. As the university’s chief financial officer, the vice president is responsible for the sound and strategic management of the university’s financial resources. The Vice President is responsible to the President for all long-range financial matters and to establish company-wide financial and administrative objectives, policies, programs, and practices which insure the University of a continuously sound financial structure. As chief financial officer, controls the flow of cash through the university and maintains the integrity of funds, securities and other valuable documents.
Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Enrollment Management takes overall responsibility for the strategic development, implementation, and tracking of the university’s activities in student enrollment, retention and graduation. The Vice President of Enrollment Management assumes operational, budgetary, and managerial responsibility for Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Marketing, Institutional Research and many other retention programs.
The Chief Information Officer provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives. The Chief Information Officer directs the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of university operations in order to improve service quality and cost and organizational effectiveness. The CIO is responsible for all aspects of the university’s information technology and systems. The CIO lead IT strategic and operational planning to achieve university goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems across the university.
The Chief of Police has overall management responsibility for the University police department, including planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all law enforcement activities and operations. Incumbents typically develop, interpret and administer policies related to selecting, training, assigning, reviewing and evaluating police personnel; determine appropriate law enforcement methods for normal or emergency situations; determine patrol areas and coordinate the allocation of personnel and equipment; develop overall campus law enforcement policies in conjunction with campus administrators and/or law enforcement officials in concurrent jurisdictions; maintain liaison with university, municipal, state and federal law enforcement officials; prepare budget estimates; inspect and/or supervise subordinate officers on or off patrol; and may conduct and/or supervise the conduct of confidential and/or criminal investigations.
The General Counsel is the senior attorney for the University. The general counsel has one primary objective: to ensure the company is operating within the law at all times. The general counsel ensures limited risk exposure to the bottom line, personnel and the university's public image. Provides legal opinions and counsel, and serves as a trusted advisor to the President, C-level staff and other individuals on the management team. The General Counsel shall advise administrators of various options in addressing particular issues and should describe the potential adverse consequesces of various decisions. The General Counsel provides effective representation to the University in administrative hearings, arbitration cases and litigation.