Contract Signature Authority
Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code, contracts binding on the University may only be executed by those University officials who have received delegated signature authority from the University’s Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees has delegated signature authority for the vast majority of University contracts to the President and/or the Senior Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
The Senior Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer may and does delegate signature authority on an annual basis to University employees in certain University departments and units typically for form agreements which have been previously reviewed and approved by the Office of Legal Affairs.
Failure to ensure that the appropriate signature authority is obtained or executing a contract on behalf of the University without requisite authority may result in personal liability for any employee who executed the contract and for employees involved in the transaction.
If you have questions about who is authorized to sign a contract on behalf of the University, please contact the Office of Business and Finance.
- Kendra C. Baumann Senior Paralegal & Administrative Service Manager
- Kyong W. N. Wahl Senior Associate General Counsel