210.0 VII-5.10 - POLICY ON ASSOCIATE OF THE CHANCELLOR/PRESIDENT
(Approved by the Board of Regents, August 28, 1992
Amendment April 13, 2007)
In order to reflect and to recognize the contributions and services
to the University System of Maryland of the spouse of the
Chancellor or spouse of the Presidents, the Board of Regents does
hereby authorize the creation of the position of Associate of the
This appointment acknowledges the Associates' oversight
responsibility in acting as official agents of the University
System and/or the Chancellor/President at meetings, workshops,
conferences, institutional and community activities, alumni and
fund raising events, faculty/staff activities, when hosting
institutional and/or University System events in an official
capacity, and in the management of university or foundation-owned
Appointment as Associate of the Chancellor/President is without
salary or benefits and conveys no rights associated with employment
by the University System or the State of Maryland except as
specifically provided in this policy.
The following will be provided to the Associate of the
1. An identification card will be issued which will provide
access to USM libraries and other facilities in accordance
with institutional procedures.
2. The USM will provide courtesy parking permits for use at USM
3. USM-related travel expenses incurred while traveling as an
Associate will be reimbursed according to the University System
of Maryland travel policy. The Chancellor must approve
these expenditures for Associates of the President, and the
Chair of the Organization and Compensation Committee of the
Board of Regents must approve them for the Associate of the
Chancellor. The Chancellor may delegate the authority to approve
such expenses to an appropriate senior level institutional finance
officer. Likewise, the Chair of the Committee may delegate the
authority to a senior level USM finance officer to approve the
Associate of the Chancellor's expenses.
4. Business cards with the Associate title will be provided by the institution.
5. An Associate of the Chancellor/President is formally
recognized by the University System of Maryland as a volunteer
when performing services as an Associate, and as such is
qualified as "State personnel" for purposes of coverage under
the Maryland Tort Claims Act.