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 Chancellor/President. 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 residences. 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 Chancellor/President: 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 facilities. 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.