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University Counsel

Contract Review Process

Limits of Authority

  • Chancellor (unlimited)
  • Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs (unlimited)
  • Controller (up $250,000, up $1.5 million related to sponsored programs)
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs ( up to $50,000)
  • Director of Sponsored Programs (up to $500,000 related to Sponsored Programs)
  • Vice Chancellor for Communications (up to $50,000 for media and publications)
  • Vice Chancellor for University Technology Services (up to $50,000 for computer related activities)
  • University Counsel (up to $50,000 for engagement letters for legal or litigation services)
  • Director of Athletics (up $100,000 for contracts for athletic participation)
  • Vice Chancellor of University Advancement (up $500,000 for IRS form 8283- Non-cash Charitable Contribution Form)
  • Executive Director, Newman Center for Performing Arts (up to $100,000 relating to the Newman Center)
  • Associate Vice Chancellor of University Advancement (up $500,000 for IRS form 8283- Non-cash Charitable Contribution Form)
  • Deans and Vice Chancellors and one other departmental designee (other than the Budget Officer) up to $50,000. The Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs may designate others in writing with the amounts determined annually.
  • Requests for additional Authority must be made through the Office of University Counsel.