Contract Signature Authority/Delegations

University employees are not authorized to sign Contracts on behalf of the University, except as expressly delegated by the University President. The following is a current delegation list of Authorized Signatories and Authorized Alternates approved by the University President on 4/26/2023:

For any University Contracts:

  • President
  • CFO/Vice President of Finance
    • Authorized Alternate: Assistant Vice President of Finance
  • Chief Procurement Officer
    • Authorized Alternate: Assistant Vice President of Finance

For Zero Dollar Collaborative Academic-Related Agreements:

  • Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs
    • Authorized Alternate: Associate Provost

For Contracts for Purchase of Goods or Services:

  • Chief Procurement Officer
    • Authorized Alternate: Manager of Purchasing

For Sponsored Project Agreements:

  • Director, SPARC up to their delegated financial threshold of $50,000. Agreements above the threshold must be signed by the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services. See SUU Policy 5.24.

For Aviation:

  • Deputy Executive Director of SUU Aviation for procurement activities up to their delegated financial threshold of $30,000. Agreements above the threshold must be signed by the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services.

For Athletics:

  • Director of Athletics for Game Contracts

For SUMA:

  • Executive Director for SUMA for non-procurement Art Loan Agreements with current faculty and students who display their artwork at SUMA or under the direction of SUMA's programming.