The President of Southeastern Louisiana University has ultimate responsibility for, and exercises appropriate administrative and fiscal control over, the institution's intercollegiate athletics program.
The President (employee handbooks, Part I Section E, page 1) exercises administrative control by delegating daily responsibility to the Director of Athletics (employee handbooks, Part I Section E, page 10). The Director of Athletics reports to the President and is a member of the President's Staff. Composed of the University's Vice Presidents and other upper level administrators, the President's Staff meets weekly to discuss issues of importance to the University. In addition, the President and Director of Athletics communicate on a regular basis regarding issues relevant to the intercollegiate athletics program. The President is directly involved in the hiring process for Head Coaches and was significantly involved in the recent decision to reinstate football at Southeastern.
The President exercises fiscal control by delegating daily responsibility to the Vice President for Administration and Finance and the Director of Athletics. The Vice President for Administration and Finance
(employee handbooks, Part I Section E, page 4) supervises the overall fiscal activity of the athletics program while the Director of Athletics oversees the daily activity. The Director of Athletics develops the operating budget for athletics with oversight from the Vice President for Administration and Finance. The budget is submitted to and approved by the President prior to being submitted to the University of Louisiana System and Board of Supervisors.
As a member of the Southland Conference and the National Collegiate Athletics Association, Southeastern complies with all NCAA regulations governing administration and fiscal authority over the intercollegiate athletics program (NCAA Division I Manual Article 6.1.1 and 6.2.1).