The Board of Visitors has the power to control and to expend the funds of the University and any appropriation made to it, the power to make all policies and procedures concerning the University, the power to appoint a President who shall be the University's chief executive officer and to appoint all of the University's faculty, staff, and agents and fix their salaries, the power to fix tuition, fees, and necessary charges for University students, the power to confer degrees, and all other powers necessary to direct the affairs of the University consistent with applicable statutory provisions and general laws of the State.
The President is the chief academic and administrative officer of the University. Reporting to the Office of the President are the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Vice President for Human Resources, the Vice President for Research, the Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services, and the Vice President for University Advancement. In addition, the President has administrative responsibility for Communications and Marketing, General Counsel, Governmental Relations, Intercollegiate Athletics, Institutional Equity and Diversity, and University Auditor.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible to the President of the University for all of the instructional, research, and continuing education/public service programs of the University and their associated faculty, staff and resources. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs acts in place of the President when the President is absent from campus and unavailable and has direct administrative responsibility for the academic colleges, the University Libraries, Distance Learning, the Office of the University Registrar, Graduate Studies, Institutional Research and Assessment, the Higher Education Centers, International Programs, Academic Enhancement, and the Honors College.
Vice President for Administration and Finance
The Vice President for Administration and Finance is responsible to the President of the University for the effective administration of Auxiliary Services, Financial Planning and Budget, Computing and Communications Services, Construction and Procurement Services, Economic Development, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Management, Office of Finance, Police and Public Safety, Real Estate and Space Management, Risk Management, the Business Gateway, and the Real Estate Foundation.
Vice President for Human Resources
The Vice President for Human Resources is responsible to the President of the University for providing human resources services and has administrative responsibility for benefits, compensation, employee relations, human resources compliance, human resources information systems, organization development, staffing and human resources operations, and training and development.
Vice President for Research
The Vice President for Research is the chief research officer responsible to the President for the coordination and oversight of the University's externally funded, internally funded, and unfunded research and scholarly program. In addition, the Vice President for Research serves as the liaison with the Old Dominion University Research Foundation and Federal, State, local and industrial entities and has administrative responsibility for research compliance (to include animal use, bio-safety, conflict of interest, export control, human subjects, recombinant DNA, and research integrity), research development, licensing and patents, the Animal Facility, the Orchids Conservatory, the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium, and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center.
Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services
The Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services is responsible to the President for the development, implementation, communication, and maintenance of an institutional focus on student success, which includes enrollment management. The Vice President has administrative responsibility for Admissions, which includes International Admissions, the Career Management Center, the Center for Major Exploration, Educational Accessibility, Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, Housing and Residence Life, Intercultural Relations/International Student Programming, New Student and Parent Programs/Preview, Recreation and Wellness, Student Activities and Leadership, Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, Student Engagement, Student Health Services, Student Ombudsperson Services and the Women's Center.
Vice President for University Advancement
The Vice President for University Advancement is responsible to the President of the University for the effective administration of the fundraising office, which includes the Athletic Foundation, athletic fundraising, corporate and foundation relations, the Dominion Fund, donor relations and stewardship, the Educational Foundation, major gifts, planned giving, and prospect research and management. The Vice President also has administrative responsibility for Alumni Relations, the Community Development Corporation, Community Engagement, Community Relations, Military Activities, University Events, and University Licensing.