Who Can Sign?

Business Contract Signature Delegation

The UT System Regents’ Rules and Regulations require that all contracts be approved by the chief administrative officer or his/her official, authorized delegate (ref. Rule 10501). Only an individual with a written delegation of authority from the President of UTSA may execute and deliver contracts on behalf of the University. A University contract without an authorized signature may be invalid and unenforceable.

Currently, the President has delegated to the following positions the authority to sign business contracts:

   General Contract Delegations    

  1. Sr. Vice President for Business Affairs
  2. Director of Business Contracts, up to $500K
  3. Assoc. Director of Business Contracts, up to $250K
  4. Provost and Sr. VP for Academic Affairs, only in the extended absence of the Sr. VPBA, up to $1M

    Specific Limited Delegations

In addition to the general signature delegations listed above, UTSA maintains certain limited delegations for specific business contracts.  To view the full business contract delegation listing, please see the Delegation Chart in the link below.

Academic Contracts, PO's and Other Signature Delegations

Various individuals in the Purchasing Office have delegated signature authority to sign standard purchase orders. The Provost has delegated signature authority to sign internship agreements and agreements of academic collaboration (i.e. coursework).

UTSA’s full list of legal delegations authorized by the President is located at https://www.utsystem.edu/documents/docs/general-counsel-documents/2016/delegation-of-authority-charts.