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Trustees' Handbook For Managers


2. COLLEGE GOVERNANCE
2.1 Statement on Governance

The policies codified in this Trustees' Handbook for Managers have been derived from policies and procedures adopted by the Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees and/or approved by the President. The Handbook is intended to serve as a useful source of information for managers relating to professional responsibilities, personnel policies, procedures and privileges. The term "manager" as used in this Handbook refers to all salaried exempt personnel except teaching faculty.

Final authority within the corporation of Muhlenberg College to establish, modify, suspend, or discontinue personnel policies and procedures is vested in the Board of Trustees as guided by the Charter and bylaws of the College.

Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts college incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is affiliated with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and the Slovak Zion Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Ultimate responsibility for operation of the College rests in the Board of Trustees. The College operates under a charter granted it by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and under bylaws adopted by the Board of Trustees as amended from time to time. Copies of the Muhlenberg College Charter and Bylaws are available in the President’s Office.