Administrative Organization Section 1.5 Dept: Human Resources Revised: May 7th, 2012

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. 

Chief Administrators 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, 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, Student Development, University Planning, & IT

The Vice President for Student Development, University Planning, and IT is responsible for the co-curricular, spiritual development, and residence life programs on campus.  This position oversees the development and coordinates the implementation of the university plan.  Incorporated into this division is the responsibility for providing information technology resources to the university.  

Vice President, Enrollment Management

The Vice President for 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, academic advising, intercollegiate athletics, and Biola Youth. This division also includes intercollegiate athletics.

Vice President, University Communications & Marketing

The Vice President of University Communications and Marketing is responsible for overseeing university communications in print, digital and online, developing and managing the university's corporate brand identity through the services of marketing, public and media relations, events planning, web marketing, publications, creative design and crisis communications. This area reports to the President's Office and advises the President on all issues of internal and external communications.

Vice President, University Services

The Vice President for University Services is responsible for managing the infrastructure of the campus as well as much of the internal services extended to students, employees, and guests of the university. This division includes facilities planning and services, auxiliary services, campus safety, and human resources.  

Vice President, Advancement

The Vice President for 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 management for the institution. This is achieved through financial management and reporting, financial planning and operations, and the university legal counsel.  The Vice President of Business & Financial Affairs also serves as a corporate secretary/treasurer, one of three corporate officers. 

President's Administrative Council

The President's Administrative Council (PAC) consists of the President and the chief administrators listed above.  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 Training and Development. The charts are reviewed and updated monthly and posted under the tools section of Inside Story Online.