(b) The council shall employ a chancellor for community and technical college education. The chancellor serves as chief executive officer of the council at the will and pleasure of the council. The chancellor shall be compensated at a level set by the council not to exceed eighty percent of the average annual salary of chief executive officers of the state systems of community and technical colleges in the states that comprise the membership of the Southern Regional Education Board.
(c) The council shall conduct written performance evaluations of the chancellor annually and may offer the chancellor a contract not to exceed three years. At the end of each contract period, the council shall review the evaluations and make a determination by vote of its members on continuing employment and level of compensation.
(d) When a vacancy occurs in the position of chancellor, the council shall enter into an initial employment contract for one year with the candidate selected to fill the vacancy. At the end of the initial period, and each contract period thereafter, the council shall review the evaluations and make a determination by vote of its members on continuing employment and compensation level for the chancellor.
(e) The individual who was serving as Vice Chancellor for
Community and Technical College Education and Workforce Development
and who became chancellor effective March 13, 2004, maintains all
benefits of employment held, accrued and afforded as the Vice
Chancellor for Community and Technical College Education and
Workforce Development prior to March 13, 2004, These benefits
include, but are not limited to, retirement benefits, continued
membership in the same retirement system, insurance coverage and
sick and annual leave. For the purposes of leave conversion
established in section thirteen, article sixteen, chapter five of
this code, the chancellor is not a new employee and the prohibition
on conversion does not apply if the chancellor was eligible for
leave conversion while serving as vice chancellor.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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