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Comprehensive Standard 3.2.12

The institution's chief executive officer controls the institution's fund-raising activities exclusive of institution-related foundations that are independent and separately incorporated. (Fund-raising activities)  

Judgement: Compliant


As detailed in the Board of Trustees (Board) Bylaws, Article XI Section 3 (G), the Chancellor will "bear responsibility for fund raising, intercollegiate athletics, auxiliary enterprises, and alumni activities." The Chancellor is directly responsible for the orderly management of fund raising, fiscal affairs and auxiliary enterprises, and for the maintenance and development of the University of South Carolina Upstate’s (USC Upstate) financial resources.  The Chancellor has the power necessary to discharge this responsibility, specifically to:

  • submit the annual budget to the President and Board for approval and control annual operating budgets;
  • control appropriate funds to include collection and expenditure of student fees and tuition, subject to the specified provisions of respective USC System policy; and
  • solicit and receive funds on behalf of USC Upstate.

As outlined in the USC Upstate Organization Chart, the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, who also serves as the Executive Director of the USC Upstate Foundation, reports directly to the Chancellor.  The duties of the Vice Chancellor include working with the Chancellor to oversee fund raising at USC Upstate and coordinating ways to establish and procure private gift support. (NOTE: As of August 1, 2011, Dr. Thomas Moore assumed the role of Chancellor)

Funds received from donors are designated by the donor for deposit with USC Upstate or the USC Upstate Foundation, an eleemosynary corporation.  This affiliated corporation is organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of USC Upstate.

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