Contracts and grants at Northern Michigan University must be signed by an individual who has been delegated authority from the Board of Trustees to sign documents on its behalf. Personnel at NMU who have that authority are listed in the Delegated Contract Signing Authority document, available from the Secretary to the Board of Trustees (Cathy Andrew at

The President, as well as the Vice President for Finance and Administration, are authorized to sign most contracts.

In general, the only academic leadership who are authorized to sign agreements on behalf of NMU are:

  • the Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs; 
  • the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs; 
  • the Dean of Library and Instructional Support; and
  • the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.