Executive Committee

Chair: Ed Moriarty

The Executive Committee has and exercises the authority of the Board of Trustees in the management of the affairs of the University between meetings of the Board, subject to the limitations in Section 3 of the university bylaws. The Executive Committee has the responsibility for maintaining a physical facilities master plan for the campus and for the general management of the property. The Executive Committee also establishes policies and procedures for the awarding of honorary degrees. In the event of a vacancy in the office of the President, if the Board does not appoint a search committee to recommend a nominee to fill the vacancy, the Executive Committee serves as the search committee to recommend a nominee to the Board of Trustees to fill the vacancy.

Finally, the Executive Committee reviews the university bylaws and will recommend any amendments at the annual meeting.

Resource persons 

Senior Staff Member: Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Academic Affairs Committee

Chair: Noel Allen

The Academic Affairs Committee is responsible for ensuring that the academic program is planned and implemented in a manner consistent with the University’s mission and strategic plan. The Committee studies and appraises the academic program and is responsible for the development and maintenance of a long-range academic plan. The committee regularly engages in thorough and thoughtful discussion on topics pertinent to developing and maintaining a viable academic program.

Resource persons

Senior Staff Member: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Representatives: Chair of Academic Council, Curriculum Committee Chair, Members of the Student Government Association Executive Council

Administrative Personnel Committee

Chair: Ed Moriarty

The Administrative Personnel Committee is responsible for the annual evaluation, professional development and compensation of the President. The committee advises the President on matters relating to the administrative structure and personnel of the University.

Resource persons

Senior Staff Member: Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Advancement Committee

Chair: Burney Jennings

The Advancement Committee has the primary responsibility for fund-raising and public relations activities of the University. It establishes policies and approves and periodically reviews the long-range plans for the advancement programs of the University.

Resource persons

Senior Staff Member: Vice President for University Advancement

Alumni Committee

Chair: John Hill

The Alumni Committee is responsible for ensuring that Elon University’s annual efforts to engage alumni are planned and implemented in a manner consistent with the university’s mission, vision and strategic plan. Working closely with the Vice President for University Advancement, the committee reviews and provides feedback regarding the annual alumni engagement plan, monitors the alumni annual giving rate, reviews solicitation plans, and annual efforts to engage the Elon Network. The committee also monitors the performance and effectiveness of annual homecoming and reunion programming and reviews and advises on expansion and management of alumni chapters and clubs.

Resource persons

Senior Staff Member: Vice President for University Advancement
Representatives: Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, Elon Alumni Board Chair, Young Alumni Council Chair

Athletics Policy Committee

Chair: Wes Elingburg

The Athletics Policy Committee will ensure that the goals of the intercollegiate athletics program are and remain consistent with the mission of the University. The Committee is focused on issues of policy and long-range planning for intercollegiate athletics. It also ensures the delegation of responsibilities for the control of intercollegiate athletics to the President, as stated in NCAA guidelines.

Resource persons

Senior Staff Member: Director of Athletics
Representatives: NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative

Audit Committee

Chair: Kerrii Anderson

The Audit Committee has primary responsibility for the audit of the University, with specific responsibility to review the proposed scope and general extent of the audit and the audit procedures which will be followed. Further the committee reviews with independent accountants and University financial officers, upon completion of the audit, any report or opinion proposed to be rendered, the audited financial statements and any significant changes in accounting principles. The Audit Committee reviews activities of the trustees, officers and employees of the University with respect to conflicts of interest and reports to the Board any item which, in the opinion of the Committee, warrants Board attention.

Resource persons

Senior Staff Member: Vice President for Business, Finance, and Technology

Business and Finance Committee

Chair: Louis DeJoy

The Business and Finance Committee is responsible for maintaining a long-range financial projection based on the institutional plans of the University and analyses of economic forces, issues and trends. The committee is responsible for the annual operating and capital budgets, prepared and presented under the direction of the President, and make recommendations regarding them to the Board of Trustees.

Resource persons

Senior Staff Member: Vice President for Business, Finance, and Technology

Campus Life Committee

Chair: Kebbler Williams

The Campus Life Committee is responsible for ensuring that student life programs are planned and implemented in a manner consistent with the University’s mission and strategic plan. The Committee studies and reviews programs that promote the social, cultural, physical and spiritual development of Elon students and their civic involvement in the community. Additionally, the Campus Life Committee invites faculty, staff, students and others to meet with the Committee periodically to discuss matters of mutual concern and interest and makes such reports and recommendations to the full Board as appropriate.

Resource persons

Senior Staff Member: Vice President for Student Life
Representatives: Members of the Student Government Association Executive Council

Governance and Nominating Committee

Chair: Bill Herbert

The Governance and Nominating Committee shall identify and assess potential new Trustees of the University and shall nominate persons to the Board of Trustees for election as trustees, as officers of the University, and as members and chairs of committees of the Board. The Board shall address governance issues determined by the Board Chair, the President or any Trustee to be appropriate for consideration by the Board and shall monitor and safeguard the independence of the Board. The Committee shall have the responsibility for assuring that the membership of the Board and of its Committees represents an appropriate and effective balance of talents and persons.

Resource persons

Senior Staff Member: Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Investment Committee

Chair: Chris Martin

The Investment Committee is responsible for providing oversight of the investment of the endowment and other assets of the University within the policy guidelines established by the Board of Trustees. The committee is charged with employing investment counsel and delegating, as appropriate, authority to purchase or sell securities for the account of the University.

Resource persons

Senior Staff Member: Vice President for Business, Finance, and Technology