The operating philosophy of The University of Alabama System Office is to add value and facilitate the ability of our campuses to excel. Headed by the Chancellor, who serves as the primary reporting channel for the presidents of each institution, the UA System Office facilitates the work of our Board of Trustees, ensures the fiscal integrity of our three campuses, directs legal affairs and audit functions, operates a state-of-the-art information technology infrastructure, initiates System-wide activities and outreach, and presents a unified public affairs program. The System Office also approves and reviews academic programs, supports growth and development of the UAB Health System, and economic development initiatives throughout the state of Alabama.