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Board of Regents Governance


Bylaws


Article II



Officers of the Board



1.  Election

At its regular meeting held in September of each year, the Board of Regents shall elect a Chair and Vice Chair, who shall be members of the Board. The Board shall also elect a Secretary and a Treasurer and such other officers as it may desire, who need not be members of the Board. All elections shall be by majority vote. The Chair and Vice Chair shall hold office for one year and until their successors are elected. All officers of the Board shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board.

2.  Chair and Vice Chair

The Chair of the Board shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall sign all contracts and other written instruments required to be executed by the Board. The Chair shall perform the duties usually attached to the office, including the statutory duties of board president, and shall have such other authority and duties as prescribed by these Bylaws, the Standing Orders, Regent Policies, and the Board. The Vice Chair of the Board shall have the authority and shall perform the duties of the Chair of the Board in the event of the Chair's absence or incapacity.

3.  Secretary

The Secretary of the Board shall:

  A. Give notice of all meetings of the Board in the manner prescribed by applicable law and these Bylaws;

  B. Attend all meetings of the Board, and make and retain custody of complete and permanent minutes and records of all proceedings of the Board;

  C. Be custodian of the permanent records of all rules and regulations of the Board;

  D. Execute or attest all contracts and other written instruments required to be signed by the Chair of the Board;

  E. Maintain custody of the seal of the University and affix it to appropriate documents; and

  F. In general, have the authority and perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other authority and duties as prescribed by these Bylaws, the Standing Orders, Regent Policies, and the Board.

If an Assistant Secretary is elected by the Board, the Assistant Secretary shall have the authority and shall perform the duties of the Secretary in the event of the Secretary's absence or incapacity, and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board.

4.  Treasurer

The Treasurer of the Board shall:

  A. Recommend, develop, and analyze policy and procedures relating to the investment of endowments, gifts, and bequests, other non-appropriated funds, and other funds in excess of immediate needs of the University;

  B. Attend meetings of appropriate Board committees; and

  C. Report from time to time on matters pertaining to the investment of University funds.

If an Assistant Treasurer is elected by the Board, the Assistant Treasurer shall have the authority and shall perform the duties of the Treasurer in the event of the Treasurer's absence or incapacity, and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board.

BR, October 27, 1995; October 17, 1997; January 20, 2005; March 17, 2005; November 14, 2013 [Effective January 1, 2014].