The chief administrative officer of the department is the director of the department
of corrections and rehabilitation, who must be appointed by the governor. The position of director is not a classified position and the director shall serve
at the pleasure of the governor. The person appointed as director must hold at least a bachelor's degree from an
accredited college or university and must have held a management position in correctional
or related work for at least five years. The governor shall set the salary of the director within the limits of legislative
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