PD 2009-03

July 14, 2009

To: Administrative Heads, Chairs, Deans, Directors and Vice Presidents

From: President Jon Whitmore

Subject: Presidential Directive 2009-03 (Supersedes PD 97-01)

San José State University Order of Succession

As you may know, it may become necessary for another officer of the University to act for me when I am away from the campus or disabled. This Presidential Directive will serve as the official delegation of both authority and responsibility to the following administrators to make decisions on behalf of the President in emergency situations when I am not available. The "Chain of Command" is as follows:

  1. President
  2. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  3. Vice President for Administration and Finance/CFO
  4. Vice President for Student Affairs
  5. Vice President for University Advancement
  6. President's Chief of Staff

    The following should be added to the "Chain of Command" for major disaster or emergency situations:

  7. Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Budgets
  8. Chief of Police
  9. Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

This memorandum supersedes Presidential Directive 2007-01 and all previous notices on the order of succession.