Delegation Authority Summary

This chart is a summary of the delegations of ​contracting authority for the Fayetteville campus under Board of Trustees Policy 300.1 and UA Systemwide Policies  and Procedures (UASP) 300.1., as well as a non-exhaustive record of certain other delegations of authority for the campus. As such, it serves as the record of approved requests for delegation of contracting authority as required by FPP 220.0. Note that the delegation is to position, rather than occupant, although it is good practice to update the delegation for new incumbents. If there is a discrepancy between this summary and the related source of authority, the source of authority  takes precedence

Position

Current Employee

Delegation

Limitations

Related Authority

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Beitle, Robert

Compliance certifications and assurances, e.g. IACUC, IRB, OLAW, DOE, ORCA, and Biological Safety, Traineeship and Clerkship Agreements, export licenses applications, DDTC and BIS registrations and assurances. Limited to under $250,000.

Contract amount must not exceed $250,000. Subject to limitations listed in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

 

UofA Fire Marshal

Brashear, Wayne

Has authority to stop, with or without notice, any operation and secure the immediate area when the health and safety of individuals may be compromised or there is a failure to comply with federal, state, UA regulatory and policy requirements.

 

From the Chancellor

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

Chowdhury, Pradyot K.

Has authority to stop any operation and secure the immediate area when the health and safety of individuals may be compromised or there is a significant failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the University license agreements with the Arkansas Department of Health. Provided direct access to the Provost and Chancellor staff for concerns regarding the University's Radiation Safety Program.

 

From the Chancellor

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Coleman, Jim

Clinical Affiliation Agreements and

Academic Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education

Subject to limitations listed in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.; All academic agreements must comply with any applicable Board and campus policies regarding academic exchange programs, including, but not limited to, Board Policy 835.1 concerning reciprocal international exchange of students.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Director of Risk and Property Management

Ezell, James

Real estate purchase and sale contracts and related closing doucments, except for deeds and other such instruments affecting title to real estate; Insurance policy contracts and related documents.

Subject to limitations in BOT 300.1 and UASP 300.1. Real estate purchase and sale contracts shall specify that the transaction is subject to review and approval by the BOT. $250,000 limitation on delegated authority to sign insurance policy contracts and related documents.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Deputy Athletic Director for Internal Engagement, Finance, and Capital Projects

Hamilton, Clayton

Athletic Department contracts, including intellectual property, licensing, trade, sponsorship, lodging, bus, and airline agreements.

Contract amount must not exceed $250,000. Delegated authority shall not include game contracts, facility use license agreements, suite licensing agreements, or athletics-related employment contracts. Subject to other limitations listed in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Technology Licensing

Hinton, David

Documents related to or required for filing, prosecution and maintenance of patent, trademark, or copyright applications for UA technologies, Bayh-Dole confirmatory licenses to US government, and confidentiality agreements.

Contract amount must not exceed $250,000. Subject to limitations listed in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Biological Safety Officer

Hogan, James

Has authority to stop, with or without notice, any operation and secure the immediate area when the health and safety of individuals may be compromised or there is a failure to comply with federal, state, UA regulatory and policy requirements.

 

From the Chancellor

Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities

Johnson, Mike

Permit submissions, routine reports, other documents

Limited to the purposes of certifications.

From the Chancellor

Associate Director of International Students & Scholars

Johnston, Audra D.

Apple iPhone Developer Standard Program License Agreement

Individual contracts not to exceed $99 and subject to other limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Managing Director, Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center

Leachman, Nicole

Apple iPhone Developer Program License Agreement

Individual contracts not to exceed $99 and subject to other limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Vice Chancellor of Economic Development

Leeds, Stacy

Intellectual property patent and license agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and facility use agreements of 2 years or less.

Contract amount must not exceed $1,000,000. Subject to limitations listed in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Facilities use agreements must be on standard form reviewed and approved by General Counsel. Prior to execution, Treasurer or designee shall confirm that agreement does not violate private activity restrictions for tax-exempt bond-financed facilitates.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Computer Science and Computer Engineering - Department Head

Liu, Xiaoquing Frank

Apple iPhone Developer Standard Program License Agreement

Individual contracts not to exceed $99 and subject to other limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Director of Student Activities, UA Community College Morrilton (UACCM)

Martin, Courtney

Apple iPhone Developer Program License Agreement

Individual contracts not to exceed $99 and subject to other limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Director of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement & Contracts

McCoy, Becky

Agency Procurement Official (APO).

The limitations are set to the thresholds and types of contracting authority delegated to the Agency Procurement Official (APO). Subject to limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Arkansas Procurement Law (defined in A.C.A. § 19-11-220) and Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Assistant Athletics Director for Business Operations

Needham, Lacy

Athletics Department travel-related contracts, including hotel, bus, and airline agreements.

Contract amount must not exceed $40,000. Subject to limitations listed in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

Power, Mark

Submission of proposals and acceptance of gift agreements benefitting the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas Foundation.

Subject to limitations listed in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research Compliance

Ramage, Jason

Material transfer agreements, nondisclosure agreements, compliance certifications and assurances, e.g., IACUC, IRB, OLAW, DOE, ORCA, and Biological Safety, Traineeship and Clerkship Agreements, export license applications, DDTC and BIS registration and assurances.

Limit of five years or less and must not exceed $250,000; however, contract may exceed five years if it is for human subjects research. Subject to limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs

Scheibel, Kathy

Sponsored research agreements, research proposals, technical assistance agreements, material transfer agreements, nondisclosure agreements, compliance documents.

Limit of five years or less and must not exceed $500,000; however, contract may exceed five years if it is for human subjects research. Subject to limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Computer Science and Computer Engineering - Research Assistant

Shahriar, Md

Apple iPhone Developer Standard Program License Agreement.

Individual contracts not to exceed $99 and subject to other limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Investment Manager, Director of Cash Management

Slinkard, Susan

To approve campus policies and procedures for the use of facsimile signatures for checks, the use of manual signatures for checks exceeding a certain amount, and policies regarding wire transfers to or from accounts of a bank, brokerage firm, and other financial institutions by designated officials at the campus level.

This authority shall be exercised only following the President’s or Chief Fiscal Officer’s review of, and satisfaction with, campus policies, procedures and controls regarding disbursement of funds and fiscal controls.

Board Policy 305.1 Bank Depositories and Fiscal Controls; FPP 304.0 Bank Account and Other Financial Institution Signature Authorization

Investment Manager, Director of Cash Management

Slinkard, Susan

Authorized to assign, sell, or otherwise dispose of any and all registered United States securities or securities for which the Treasury Department acts as transfer agency and any and all securities, including stocks and bonds.

 

Board Policy 305.1 Bank Depositories and Fiscal Controls; FPP 314.0 Investment Policy - Operating Funds; FPP 315.0 Investments - Donated Stock and Other Marketable Securities

Strategic Procurement Manager

Smith, Whitney

Agency Procurement Official (APO).

The limitations are set to the thresholds and types of contracting authority delegated to the Agency Procurement Official (APO). Subject to limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Arkansas Procurement Law (defined in A.C.A. § 19-11-220) and Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Executive Director of Technology Licensing

Snow, David

Power of Attorney pursuant to 37 CFR § 1.32, inventor assignments, and address change applications to the USPTO, under 37 C.F.R. § 3.71. For clarity this Power of Attorney is delegated for the purpose of Acting in a Representative Capacity pursuant to 37 CFR § 1.34.
Inter-Institutional Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding pertaining to intellectual property arrangements, and other intellectual property agreements. Intellectual Property License and Option Agreements, Amendment agreements to these. Patent Assignments. Trademark and Copyright licenses as part of the subject matter of an intellectual property license or option agreement. Non-Disclosure Agreements. Government Confirmatory Licenses.

Contract amount must not exceed $250,000 in a single year by one entity in aggregate. Subject to limitations listed in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Chancellor

Steinmetz, Joseph

Responsible for personnel actions involving the appointment of Vice Chancellors & Deans.

Cannot hire Vice Chancellors & Deans without prior approval of the President.

Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Chancellor

Steinmetz, Joseph

Reviewing and placing professional and consultant services contracts on the agenda of the Legislative Council for its review and appearing at meetings of the Legislative Council or other appropriate committees of the Legislature.

Subject to limitations listed in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Chancellor

Steinmetz, Joseph

Contracting authority as delegated and directed by BOT 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Subject to limitations listed in BP 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Chancellor

Steinmetz, Joseph

Authorizes and approves salaries or salary-related payments, including extra compensation in excess of 100% of annual LIM.

 

A.C.A. § 6-63-309 and UASP 440.2 - Extra Compensation for Faculty, Non-classified or Classified, Exempt Employees

Chancellor

Steinmetz, Joseph

Approve building razing requests for the Fayetteville Campus and Division of Agriculture buildings located on Fayetteville Campus.

Final decision is approved by the Board of Trustees for all structures exceeding $50,000. BOT approval is not required if the Board approved demolition of the facility when the property purchase was approved.

FPP 718.2 Building Razings

Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Sui, Daniel

Sponsored research agreements, research proposals, technical assistance agreements, material transfer agreements, nondisclosure agreements, compliance documents and facility use agreements.

Limit of five years or less and must not exceed $1,000,000; however, contract may exceed five years if it is for human subjects research and facility use agreements must be 2 years or less. Subject to limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Facilities use agreements must be on standard form reviewed and approved by General Counsel. Prior to execution, Treasurer or designee shall confirm that agreement does not violate private activity restrictions for tax-exempt bond-financed facilitates.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Sui, Daniel

EU Legal Entity Appointed Representative (LEAR)

Subject to limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs

Taylor, Jennifer

Sponsored research agreements, research proposals, technical assistance agreements, material transfer agreements, nondisclosure agreements, compliance documents.

Limit of five years or less and must not exceed $500,000; however, contract may exceed five years if it is for human subjects research.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Associate Director of Criminal Justice Institute

Waddle, Carol

Apple iPhone Developer Program License Agreement.

Individual contracts not to exceed $99 and subject to other limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

White, Michael W.

Contracting authority as delegated and directed by BOT 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Contract amount must not exceed $250,000. Subject to limitations listed in BP 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

 

White, Michael W.

To approve campus policies and procedures for the use of facsimile signatures for checks, the use of manual signatures for checks exceeding a certain amount, and policies regarding wire transfers to or from accounts of a bank, brokerage firm, and other financial institutions by designated officials at the campus level. This authority shall be exercised only following the President’s or Chief Fiscal Officer’s review of, and satisfaction with, campus policies, procedures and controls regarding disbursement of funds and fiscal controls.

 

Board Policy 305.1 Bank Depositories and Fiscal Controls; FPP 304.0 Bank Account and Other Financial Institution Signature Authorization

Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance

Currently Vacant

To approve campus policies and procedures for the use of facsimile signatures for checks, the use of manual signatures for checks exceeding a certain amount, and policies regarding wire transfers to or from accounts of a bank, brokerage firm, and other financial institutions by designated officials at the campus level. This authority shall be exercised only following the President’s or Chief Fiscal Officer’s review of, and satisfaction with, campus policies, procedures and controls regarding disbursement of funds and fiscal controls.

 

Board Policy 305.1 Bank Depositories and Fiscal Controls; FPP 304.0 Bank Account and Other Financial Institution Signature Authorization

Application Developer

Wilkins, William Michael

Apple iPhone Developer Program License Agreement.

Individual contracts not to exceed $99 and subject to other limitations in Board Policy 300.1 and UASP 300.1.

Delegation of Contracting Authority Form pursuant to Board Policy 300.1 - Contracting Authority and UASP 300.1 - Contracting Authority

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Williams, Roland (Rick)

Has authority to stop, with or without notice, any operation and secure the immediate area when the health and safety of individuals may be compromised or there is a failure to comply with federal, state, UA regulatory and policy requirements.

 

From the Chancellor

Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics

Yurachek, Hunter

Athletic game contracts.

 

Board Policy 1705.1 - Authorization to Sign Contracts for Athletic Contests