Signature Authority

Last Revised: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Responsible University Administrator: Vice Chancellor, Business & Finance

Responsible University Office: Procurement

Policy Contact: Procurement Office


This policy applies to the appropriate individuals (as defined by Executive Memorandum No. 14) who have been delegated signature authority for university contracts.

Policy Statement

This policy and the accompanying Signature Authority Matrix contains the delegation of administrative authority to approve certain types of contracts as stated in Executive Memorandum Number No. 14.

Reason for Policy

Executive Memorandum No. 14 dictates university authority to approve and execute contracts in order to facilitate university business.


  • This policy was reformatted in 2020. No content edits were made.
  • June 2023: Matrix updated to eliminate the “Director Procurement” column and update to titles to reflect titles rather than individual names.