Section 1. The Board shall employ an Executive Officer who shall have the title of President and Chief Executive Officer and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. The salary for the President and Chief Executive Officer shall be set by the Board.

Section 2. The principal duties of the President and Chief Executive Officer shall include:

a. Maintaining a thorough knowledge of current issues in higher education and particular trends in Kansas;
b. Bringing issues before the Board of Regents in a professional, meaningful and manageable fashion;
c. Serving as the chief administrative officer for the Board of Regents office staff;
d. Providing liaison with the chief executive officers (or their designees) of Kansas public postsecondary institutions in carrying out policy objectives promulgated by the Board of Regents; 
e. Serving as the primary spokesperson for the Board and the System before the Executive and Legislative branches of government on matters affecting postsecondary education;
f. Attending all meetings of the Board and keeping a full and correct record of its proceedings to be signed by the Chair; and
g. Employing such other professional and/or clerical employees as are required to carry out the administrative duties of the Board.