In addition to the president of the university, the cabinet comprises nine executive leaders whose respective areas embrace all staff, faculty, and student concerns.
The cabinet exists to enhance the ability of the president and cabinet officers to lead more effectively in pursuing the mission and vision of Emory. It is one key place where the president and the cabinet officers seek advice and counsel.
Because it is not required by the university’s bylaws, the cabinet has no line authority per se and is not a voting body. It carefully avoids assuming the responsibility and leadership more appropriately delegated to the deans, vice presidents, division heads, and other university leaders.
The cabinet is one arena in which the university can be assured that attention is given to long-term opportunities and issues. At its best, the cabinet serves to ensure better university decision making through the benefits of collective experience and thinking. Its weekly meetings offer opportunities to discover synergies among the interests and actions of the cabinet officers, even as it serves as a supportive, stimulating, and safe space for bold and creative thought. Holding each other accountable to the purposes of Emory, cabinet officers strive to learn from mistakes and failures and address controversial issues with positive aims.
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