The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees formalizes the annual assessment of the President’s leadership performance through the Presidential Compensation and Assessment Committee (PCAC). The PCAC is an advisory body only and makes recommendation to the full Board which retains all authority over the terms and conditions of the president’s employment.
Purpose and Scope of the Responsibility
The purpose of the Presidential Compensation and Assessment Committee is to assist the Western Michigan University (WMU) Board of Trustees in (1) fulfilling its obligations to assess the president’s performance, (2) to develop procedures for periodically assessing the performance and functioning of the president and, (3) to assist in determining the president’s compensation.
Authority and Composition
The Presidential Compensation and Assessment Committee (PCAC) is a standing committee of the Board. It is authorized to provide input, advice, and recommendations to the full Board of Trustees regarding the president’s performance and appropriate compensation. The PCAC shall provide an annual assessment of the president’s performance. The PCAC shall develop a process for conducting annual reviews and share that process with the president in advance of conducting the reviews. The annual review shall be conducted by a subset of the Board consisting of the Board Chair, the Board Vice Chair, the immediate past Chair of the Board, if available to serve, and one other at large Board member appointed by the Board Chair. In the event any defined member of the PCAC is unable to serve, a substitute Board member shall be appointed by the Chair of the Board.
The annual assessment and review shall include a self-assessment and review by the president, development of metrics, goals, and objectives, and obtaining appropriate input from campus and community stakeholders.
PCAC is composed by a subset of the Board consisting of the Board Chair, the Board Vice Chair, the immediate past Chair of the Board, if available to serve, and one other at large Board member appointed by the Board Chair.
PCAC Members 2022
Chair Lynn Chen Zhang
Vice Chair Shelly Edgerton
Trustee Jeff Rinvelt
Trustee Alan Turfe
The committee will meet as needed but will convene in person or by remote technology at least once per fiscal year, with authority to convene additional meetings as circumstances require. The committee may invite University faculty, staff, students, or others to attend meetings and provide pertinent information as necessary.