Woodbridge Hall, location of the university president's office.
The President is elected by the Yale Corporation, the governing body of the University on which the president sits ex-officio. The Corporation's bylaws state that the President is "chief executive officer of the University and as such is responsible for the general direction of all its affairs." The President nominates other university officers, including the Provost, Secretary, and other Vice Presidents, for election by the Corporation. Other top-level administrative positions, such as University Chaplain, Deans of schools, and Masters of residential colleges, are appointed by the President alone.
The Office of the President is located in Woodbridge Hall, a 1901 building erected specifically for administrative purpose. The university maintains an official home for the President on Hillhouse Avenue, which hosts presidential events. Peter Salovey, inaugurated in 2013, is the first President since 1986 to use the home as his primary residence.