It depends on what aspect of the process (establishment, sun setting, and operations) is being considered. Generally, the person or persons to whom the entity reports has oversight authority. This differs by entity level and depends somewhat on the how the entity was established. If it is a Level III entity, a vice president has administrative oversight and responsibility. If more than one college is involved in a Level I or II category entity then a team of deans is involved. If an entity has a director (FTE) then that individual will have larger responsibility and stake in the decision-making. If there is an equal amount of external and internal investment then an external advisory board will be a key provider of input. Ultimately, decision-authority is part of what organizers of an entity get to propose and justify in their strategic plan.