How the System Works
National University System Management Group
The System Management Group provides various services to the System's affiliated institutions. The Group is responsible for identifying and making institutional acquisitions, coordinating the institutions, providing services to the institutions, and ultimately guiding the strategic direction of the System and the institutions.
Officers of the System Management Group
With the increased complexity of the System, the staffing of the System has been expanded to include various officers who report to the Chancellor.
The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of System Management Group and is responsible for providing executive leadership, including planning, coordinating, and administrating all academic and non-academic functions for each institution in the National University System.
Vice Chancellor for System Operations
The Vice Chancellor for System Operations plays a critical role in the establishment of administrative and governance structures, policies development, regulatory compliance, and accreditation preparation and assessment for all System Affiliates. The Vice Chancellor also supports the Chancellor's initiatives in the National University System Center for Integrative Health.
Vice Chancellor for Marketing and System Advancement
The Vice Chancellor for Marketing and System Advancement reports to the Chancellor and is responsible for guiding the continued extension of the reputation and image of the National University System and its affiliates.
Vice Chancellor for Pre-College Programs
The Vice Chancellor for Pre-College Programs reports to the Chancellor and is responsible for providing leadership for the National University Virtual High School and the System's pre-college initiatives.
System Affiliate Chief Executives
The Chancellor convenes meetings on a regular basis with the chief executives of the System entities. They are also invited to attend meetings of the National University President's Cabinet. The System chief executives attend National University's annual planning retreat in August, where they participate in the planning sessions with National University administrators and faculty leadership.