Biblically Centered Education
Administrative Organization Section 1.5 Dept: Human Resources Revised: October 20th, 2016

Board of Trustees

All corporate activity of Biola University is conducted under the authority of the Board of Trustees. It sets broad policies and delegates to the President the responsibility to see that the university operates within those policies.


The President is the chief executive officer of the corporation, responsible to the Board of Trustees, and is charged with putting into effect its policies and regulations. As such, the President carries the ultimate responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the university. It is also the President’s function to represent the university to the Christian and academic communities.

Executive Committee Reporting to the President

Provost & Sr. Vice President

The Provost is the senior academic officer of the institution. He/she coordinates academic affairs for the institution and oversees the instructional schools and divisions, faculty development, student development, and diversity leadership. The Provost is assisted by one or more Vice/Associate Provosts, who serve in a staff relationship to the Provost, and who may exercise line administrative responsibilities, as specifically assigned by the Provost.

Vice President, Enrollment Management

The Vice President of Enrollment Management oversees programs related to the recruitment and retention of students. Major functions incorporated in this division include undergraduate admissions, graduate admissions, financial aid, student success, career development, intercollegiate athletics, Biola Youth Ministry and Outreach, and Biola Youth Theatre.

Vice President, Advancement

The Vice President of Advancement is responsible for the activities and programs undertaken by the university to develop an understanding of and support for its mission from its constituencies and to achieve its goals to secure such resources as alumni, friends, and dollars.

Vice President, Business & Financial Affairs

The Vice President of Business & Financial Affairs is responsible for the financial and business management for the institution. This is achieved through financial management and reporting, financial planning and operations, human resources, information technology, university planning, digital learning and programming development, and the university legal counsel. The Vice President of Business & Financial Affairs also serves as a corporate secretary/treasurer, one of three corporate officers.

Vice President, University Services

The Vice President of University Services is responsible for the physical operation, safety, and development of the campus. Major functions under this division include campus safety, auxiliary services, The Biola Store, facilities management, events services, facilities planning and construction, grounds, central plant.

Vice President, Communications and Marketing

The Vice President of Communications and Marketing is responsible for marketing communications plans for Biola University and its six schools. This is accomplished through advertising, print production, media relations, crisis management, web communications, events, videography, Internal communications, social media, magazines and journals, and market research.

Vice President, Student Development

The Vice President of Student Development is responsible for programs that affect student life. Major functions incorporated in this division include associate students, commuter life, student spiritual development, residence life, student care, student health center, student development, student orientation, and global student programs.

President's Administrative Council

The President's Administrative Council (PAC) consists of the President, the executive committee listed above, and key leaders from various departments who offer insight in the seven aspirations and a diversity of perspective. The role of the PAC is to foster the exchange of significant information between university divisions, to serve as an advisory board to the President, and to facilitate decisions on operational matters that impact multiple divisions.

Organizational Charts

Biola University’s divisional organizational charts are produced and maintained by Human Resources. The charts are reviewed and updated as needed and posted under the tools section of Inside Story.

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