Section 1. Standing Committees.
Unless and until otherwise decided by the affirmative vote of a majority of
the members of the Board, the standing committees of the Board shall consist of
A. Academic Affairs Committee
B. Athletics Committee
C. Executive Committee
D. Facilities and Property Committee
E. Finance and Audit Committee
F. Governance Committee
G. Personnel Affairs Committee
H. Legislative Committee
I. Legal Affairs Committee
J. Student Affairs Committee
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Only members of a
Committee shall have the authority to vote during its meetings.
Section 2. Appointment and Term.
The Chairman of the Board, at the time he assumes office, shall appoint the
chairmen, vice-chairmen, and members of all standing committees, except as
indicated in Article III, Section 3 below. The terms of chairmen, vice-chairmen,
and members shall be concurrent with that of the Chairman of the Board. The
Chairman of the Board shall serve as ex-officio voting member of all
Vacancies occurring in the membership of any committee shall be filled by
appointments made by the Chairman of the Board for the remainder of his
Section 3. Officers of Standing Committees.
It shall be the duty of the chairman of each committee, with the concurrence
of the Chairman of the Board, to call and to preside over committee meetings.
The minutes of the meeting of the committee, documenting its actions and
recommendations, shall be deemed in compliance with the provisions of Article V,
Section 3, hereof, concerning the written recommendations of the committees.
In the absence of the chairman of the committee, the vice-chairman shall
preside. In the event both the chairman and the vice-chairman of the committee
are absent from a meeting, the committee shall elect a temporary chairman from
those present, provided a quorum is present.
Section 4. Quorum of Committee Meetings.
A majority of the members of any committee of the Board shall constitute a
quorum for the transaction of business. When a quorum is not present, the
chairman of the committee, or vice-chairman, in the chairman's absence, may
designate a member of the Board to serve as a substitute member of the
Section 5. Authority of Committees.
The authority of committees of the Board shall be subject to these bylaws and
to the policies and direction of the Board. Ordinarily, matters shall be
referred to the appropriate standing committee; however, nothing shall prohibit
the direct consideration of any matter by the Board.
Section 6. Executive Committee.
A. Membership, Duties. The Executive Committee shall consist
of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board, the Chairmen of the Board's
standing committees, and one member-at-large to be designated by the Chairman of
the Board. The Chairman and the Secretary to the Board shall be chairman and
secretary, respectively, of the Executive Committee. It shall consider such
matters as are referred by the Board, and shall execute such orders and
resolutions as shall be assigned at any meeting of the Board. It shall also take
such action as is necessary when an emergency requiring immediate action arises
during an interim between Board meetings.
An affirmative vote by a majority of the full membership of the committee
shall be required for all transactions.
B. Ratification of Action. All acts of the Executive
Committee shall be submitted to the Board for ratification or rejection at the
Board's next meeting, except in matters where the Board has delegated to the
Executive Committee full power to act.
C. Meetings. Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be
held in the month in which the full Board does not meet, for the consideration
of matters set forth in Section 6(A) above. The Executive Committee shall also
meet at other times designated by the Chair or action of the
Section 7. Academic Affairs Committee.
The Academic Affairs Committee shall consist of at least five members.
Matters concerning academic organization, curricula, faculty affairs (except
personnel policy), scholarships, admissions standards, matters concerning the
academic welfare of students, other academic affairs.
Section 8. Athletics Committee.
The Athletics Committee shall consist of at least five members. All matters
concerning athletics programs shall ordinarily be
referred to this
Section 9. Facilities and Property Committee.
The Facilities, Property and Grounds Committee shall consist of at least five
members. All matters relative to health and safety standards, the physical
plant, property and grounds of the University System shall ordinarily be
referred to this
Section 10. Finance and Audit Committee.
The Finance and Audit Committee shall consist of at least seven members. All
matters concerning financial and budgetary operations of the
University System shall ordinarily be referred to this
Section 11. Governance Committee.
The Governance Committee shall consist of at least seven members. All matters
relating to amendments or changes to the Board's Bylaws and Regulations,
development of a policy and procedures manual which will include procedures for
presidential and chancellor selection, presidential evaluation, orientation, and
a code of ethics for Board members, grievance policies and procedures and other
duties assigned by the Board shall ordinarily be referred to this committee.
Section 12. Legislative Committee.
The Legislative Committee shall consist of at least five members. All matters
relating to the State Legislature shall ordinarily be referred to this
Section 13. Personnel Affairs Committee
The Personnel Affairs Committee shall consist of at least five members. All
matters relating to the evaluation of the System President, personnel policy,
and all personnel action forms requiring Board action shall ordinarily be
referred to this Committee.
Section 14. Legal Affairs Committee.
The Legal Affairs Committee shall consist of at least five members. The
Board's legal counsel and university officials shall present to this committee
all major legal matters requiring Board action, information pertaining to major
litigation (except the higher education desegregation lawsuit), discussions
relative to proposals for the settlement of lawsuits requiring Board approval,
the occurrence of incidents of a high profile nature that have the potential for
litigation and / or which present major liability exposure for the
Section 15. Student Affairs Committee.
The Student Affairs Committee shall consist of at least five members, one of
whom shall be the student member of the Board. All matters of policy in the
non-academic area pertaining to student welfare and affairs shall ordinarily be
referred to this Committee.
Section 16. Special Committees.
Special committees may be created with such functions, powers, and authority
as may be designated by the Board Chairman or authorized by the Board. Unless
otherwise provided in the action creating such a committee, the Chairman of the
Board shall determine the number of its members and designate the chairman and
vice-chairman thereof. The Chairman may also appoint ad hoc committees with
special assignments for specified periods of existence, not to exceed the
completion of the assigned