In an article published on February 1, 2011, the CCP Central Committee journal Qiushi explained the leadership mechanism in China’s education system – the school president assumes overall responsibility under the leadership of the Party committee.
“First, the Party committee is the core of the school’s leadership and is responsible for the school’s direction. Second, the school president is a university’s or a college’s legal representative, and is in charge of the school’s teaching, research, and other administrative functions under the leadership of the school Party committee. Third, the school Party committee shall be accorded collective leadership, and must support the school president in exercising power independently.”
Sources: Qiushi, Feburary 1, 2011