The Board may appoint an executive director for the Institute, who may be an employee of one of the founding institutions of higher education. The executive director shall supervise and manage the Institute and shall prepare and submit, upon direction and approval by the Board, all budgets and requests for appropriations. During the initial development and implementation phase of the Institute, additional staff support for the functions of the Institute may be provided upon agreement by the founding institutions and local governments.
2002, cc. 581, 620.