Article II: Officers of the Board
Section 2.1 Chair and Secretary.
The officers of the Board of Trustees shall be a Chair and a Secretary. The Chair shall be a voting member of the Board appointed by the Governor. The Secretary of the University shall serve ex officio as Secretary of the Board.
Section 2.2 Election of the Chair.
The Chair shall be elected at the Annual Meeting to serve a two-year term, beginning July 1 of the year of election and ending June 30 of the second succeeding year, and until a successor is elected. The Chair may be elected to serve no more than three (3) consecutive terms except upon an affirmative roll-call vote of a majority of the total voting membership of the Board. In the event of a vacancy in the office of Chair before expiration of the term, a special meeting of the Board will be called for the purpose of electing a successor to fill the unexpired term.
Section 2.3 Removal of the Chair.
The Chair may be removed from office upon an affirmative two-thirds (2/3) roll-call vote of the total voting membership of the Board.
Section 2.4 Chair Pro Tem for a Meeting.
In the absence of the Chair from a meeting of the Board, the Board shall designate a member of the Executive Committee to serve as Chair Pro Tem for the meeting.
Section 2.5 Duties of the Chair.
The Chair shall preside when present at meetings of the Board. The Chair shall be the spokesperson for the Board and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by these Bylaws, by the parliamentary authority designated in Article IX of these Bylaws, or as otherwise prescribed by the Board. The Chair shall have authority to sign the following documents: (i) any employment agreement for the President, and amendments to the agreement, after approval by the Board; (ii) any agreement for President Emeritus services, and amendments to the agreement, after approval by the Board; and (iii) any other document for the purpose of attesting to action of the Board.
Section 2.6 Duties of the Secretary.
The Secretary shall have the duties prescribed elsewhere in these Bylaws and the following additional duties related to the business of the Board of Trustees: (i) attend all meetings of the Board and the Executive Committee; (ii) maintain a current set of the Bylaws and a record of all Bylaw amendments; and (iii) maintain all records pertaining to the business of the Board, except as may be otherwise provided by Board or University policy.