(a) The board of governors shall designate the president of one of the affected institutions to serve as president of the consolidated multicampus institution. The other president shall serve as provost or chief executive officer of his or her respective campus. The salary and benefits of an individual who is serving as an institutional president at the time of a reorganization may not be reduced solely as a result of the reorganization. Provosts and chief executive officers report directly to the president of the consolidated institution.
(b) After the initial contract period ends or at the expiration of a president's current contract, the board of governors of the consolidated multicampus institution shall appoint and evaluate the president in accordance with section six, article one-b of this chapter.