Council of Trustees Handbook

9. To represent the institution at official functions of the Commonwealth. 10. To take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the powers and duties herein delegated. 11. In accordance with the evaluation procedure established by the Board of Governors, the Council shall conduct an evaluation of the President and forward the results of that evaluation with recommendation to the Chancellor for submission to the Board. ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP (Reference Act 188, Section 20-2008-A, 1982) SECTION I. COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES The Council of Trustees shall consist of eleven members who shall be nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. At least two members of the 11 member Council of Trustees shall be alumni of the institution. The Chancellor is an ex-officio member of the Council. SECTION II. TERM Ten members of each Council shall serve terms of six years respectively, and until their respective successors are duly appointed and qualified. One member of each Council shall be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing, other than a first year student, enrolled for at least twelve semester hours at the institution of which the student is a Trustee. The student member shall serve a term of four years or for so long as (s) he is a full-time undergraduate student in attendance at the institution of which (s) he is a Trustee, whichever period is shorter. Vacancies occurring before the expiration of the term of any member shall be filled in like manner for the unexpired term. Student members of the Council of Trustees shall be appointed by the Governor and shall not be subject to Senate confirmation. ARTICLE III - MEETINGS SECTION I. REGULAR MEETINGS A regular meeting of the Council of Trustees shall be held not less than six times each year. The schedule of meetings shall be formulated at the beginning of each academic year and advertised in accordance with Sunshine Act, Act of July 3, 1986, P.L. 388, No. 84, 65 P.S. 271 et seq. SECTION II. ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Council of Trustees shall be the last regular meeting of the academic year. Officers of the Council of Trustees for the next two years are to be elected at the annual meeting in 2018 and every other year thereafter. Consecutive terms in the same office shall not be permitted. SECTION III. SPECIAL MEETINGS Special meetings may be called at any time by the University President or Chairperson of the Council of Trustees. Special meetings shall also be called by the Chairperson of the Council of Trustees at the request of three members of the Council. Public notice of this meeting shall be in accordance with Sunshine Act, Act of July 3, 1986, P.L. 388, No. 84, 65 P.S. 271 et seq. SECTION IV. ADDITIONAL NOTICE OF MEETINGS The Secretary shall be responsible for notifying the Council of Trustees of the time and place of all meetings of the Council. In the case of special meetings, the purpose for which the special meeting is called shall be given in the notice, and the business transacted at such meeting shall be limited to the purpose stated in the call. Meeting schedules shall be sent to the Chancellor.

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