|Policy Name:||Board of Regents Bylaws|
|Review Next:||November 2017|
Officers of the Board and Secretary to the Board
Section 1. Designation of Officers
The Officers of the Board shall consist of a Chair/Presiding Officer ("Chair") and a Vice Chair/Assistant Presiding Officer ("Vice Chair"). The Chair and Vice Chair shall be elected by the Board from its number.
Section 2. Election of Officers
The Chair and Vice Chair of the Board shall be elected by the members of the Board and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. They shall report and be responsible to the Board. Election of the Chair and Vice Chair shall take place during the February meeting held in odd-numbered years, or such other meeting deemed appropriate by the Board. In case of the death, resignation, disability, removal, or disqualification of the Chair, the Board shall elect a successor Chair as soon as practicable.
Section 3. Duties of the Officers
The Chair, when present, shall preside at all meetings of the Board, shall review and approve the Agenda for all Board meetings, and, in general, shall perform such duties as usually pertain to this office and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Board.
The members of all committees of the Board shall be appointed by the Chair, unless otherwise ordered by the Board. The Chair shall be an ex officio member, without vote, of all standing and special committees of the Board, but shall not count toward a committee quorum.
Unless specifically prohibited by the Board, the Chair may assign any of the Chair's duties to another member of the Board.
3.2 Vice Chair
At the request of or in the absence or disability of the Chair or should the office of the Chair be vacant, the Vice Chair shall perform all the duties of the Chair and while so acting shall have all the powers and authority of and be subject to all restrictions placed upon the Chair. In addition, the Vice Chair shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Board or by the Chair.
Unless specifically prohibited by the Board, the Vice Chair may assign any of the Vice Chair's duties to another member of the Board.
Section 4. Secretary to the Board
The Secretary to the Board shall be appointed by the Board, after consultation with the Chancellor and President, and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. The Secretary to the Board shall be a paid employee of the University.
The Secretary to the Board shall record, prepare, and organize the official minutes of the Board and distribute copies of the minutes to members of the Board. The official minutes shall be kept by the Secretary to the Board or as otherwise designated by the Chancellor and President. In addition to other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Board or the Chancellor and President, the Secretary to the Board is authorized and empowered to certify all approved minutes and attest all documents of the Board. The Secretary to the Board is responsible for the posting of open meeting notices for the Board.
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