Fairfield University Administrative Structure
Fairfield is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Trustees that appoints the President. The Board maintains legal authority and responsibility for the operations of the University. The Board, of which the President is a member, makes policy decisions and establishes institutional objectives and priorities.
Principal advisor to the President is the senior vice president, who chairs the University's Operations Committee, composed of five vice-presidents who are responsible for the six major divisions of the University: Academics, Advancement, Finance, Marketing and Communications, and Administration and Student Affairs.
Campus Ministry, the Office of Jesuit and Catholic Mission and Identity, and Fairfield College Preparatory School are not part of the divisional organization and report directly to the President.
The largest in the University, this division includes the five schools - College of Arts and Sciences, the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, the School of Nursing, the School of Engineering, the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, and Part-Time Studies - and houses other key administrative offices.
This division coordinates the operations of the President's Office, participates in all aspects of the University planning and management, and provides leadership to and oversees the University's Legal Affairs, Trustee Affairs, Department of Facilities Management, Department of Athletics, Office of Human Resources, Department of Public Safety, Dean of Enrollment, Institutional Research, and Auxiliary Services.
This division oversees the University's comprehensive fundraising programs and initiatives for current operations, capital projects, and endowment. Departments include Development, Alumni Relations, Constituent Relations, Corporate Relations, Foundation Relations, Special Events, and related support services.
This division is responsible for all financial affairs for the University - Accounting, the University Bursar, Student Accounts, Budgeting, Purchasing, and Financial Reporting - as well as the Office of Human Resources, Computing and Network Services, and Administrative Computing.
The departments of this division serve to enhance the reputation of the University and support the institution's mission and strategic plan through integrated marketing and communications. They include Brand Management and Public Relations, Academic and Admission Marketing, Advancement and Student Affairs Communications, and Web Communications.
This division is the major source of coordination for student life on campus. Among other units, this division houses Recreation, Residence Life, Career Planning Center, Student Diversity Programs, Student Programs & Leadership Development, Health Center, and Counseling and Psychological Services.