As amended through March 1, 2013.

Article I [PDF]

  • Authority
  • Responsibilities of the Board
  • Duty of Trustees to Keep Informed
  • Officers of the Board
  • Corporate Secretary

Article II [PDF]

  • Three Stated Meetings Annually
  • Special Meetings
  • Notices
  • Agenda
  • Consent Agenda
  • Employee and Student Petitions
  • Meetings Open to the Public

Article III [PDF]

  • Standing Committees
  • Composition of Standing Committees
  • Meetings of Standing Committees
  • Executive and Compensation Committee
  • Trusteeship Committee
  • Finance and Administration Committee
  • Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Advancement and Public Affairs Committee
  • Research, Outreach and Economic Development Committee
  • Health Affairs Committee
  • Chancellor’s Advisory Council
  • Athletics Boards

Article IV [PDF]

  • Officers of the University
  • Election of Officers
  • Duties of University Officers
  • Staff Vice Presidents
  • Employment of Former Members of the Senior Staff
  • Chief Internal Auditor
  • Execution of Legal Instruments
  • All Employees Responsible to the President
  • Receipt of Money by Employees
  • Student Welfare

Article V [PDF]

  • Parliamentary Rules
  • Motions and Resolution
  • Record Vote
  • Employment of Relatives
  • Order of Business
  • Honorary Degrees
  • Appeals to the President
  • Motion to Reconsider

Article VI [PDF]

  • Bylaws Effective Upon Adoption
  • Amendment of Bylaws

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