Department chairs are appointed for a three-year term by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, who confers with the President. At the end of the three-year appointment, another three-year term appointment may be made by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. A stipend accompanies the assignment as department chair, adjusted based on size of the department and extent of responsibility for the chair. Occasionally release time from teaching is granted.
Section VII and Section VIII of the "Statement of Policies and Procedures in Regard to Faculty" discuss special concerns that apply to the meeting of responsibilities at the College, including service obligations such as being a department chair.