Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York



Chapter 1:
Name, Location, Purpose
Chapter 2:
Chapter 3:
Chapter 4:
Chapter 5:
Meetings and Procedures
Chapter 6:
Executive Committee
Chapter 7:
Special and Other Committees
Chapter 8:
Officers of the University
Chapter 9:
Fiscal Year
Chapter 10:
Seal of the University
Chapter 11:
Chapter 12:


§2-02.01 - Board of Trustees
§2-02.02 - Number of Trustees
§2-02.03 - Term of Office
§2-02.04 - Election of Trustees
§2-02.05 - Re-election of Trustees
§2-02.06 - Resignation and Removal of Trustees
§2-02.07 - Trustees Emeriti/ae
§2-02.08 - Trustee Fellows

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§2-02.01 - Board of Trustees

The persons named in the Act of Incorporation of 1846 and their respective successors who shall be elected from time to time shall constitute the Board of trustees (hereinafter called the Board) of the University.

§2-02.02 - Number of Trustees

There shall be no more than forty (40) nor less than five (5) members of the Board, although the Board shall, from time to time, determine the number of Trustees which constitute the Board within said maximum and minimum limits in each case.  There shall be no ex officio members of the Board except the President of the University.

§2-02.03 - Term of Office

Solely for the purpose of fixing terms of office of the Trustees, the elected membership of the Board is divided into three (3) groups of approximately equal size.  The term of office of the Trustees of only one group expires each year.

§2-02.04 - Election of Trustees

At the annual meeting for the election of Trustees, for the purpose of maintaining the number they shall have constituted, the Trustees shall elect, by majority vote of the entire Board, as many Trustees as necessary to fill the vacancies created by the expiration of the terms of the Trustees whose terms of office expire in that year.  Each Trustee so elected shall serve for a period of four (4) years to the date fixed for the annual meeting for the election of Trustees in the fourth year next succeeding, and shall be eligible for re-election for one (1) additional four (4) year term.  If any member shall die, resign, orbe unable or unwilling to act in such capacity, a vacancy in the membership shall exist. At any such time, the remaining members, by a majority vote at a regular or special meeting, may elect a successor to fill such vacancy for the unexpired portion of such term.

§2-02.05 - Re-election of Trustees

No elected Trustee, who has served for two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms, shall be eligible for re-election until one (1) full year shall have elapsed since the expiration of his/her last term. In the event, however, that a Trustee at the expiration of two or more consecutive terms is serving as Chairperson or Vice Chairperson of the Board or has been recommended for the office of Chairperson or Vice Chairperson of the Board by the Nominating Committee of the Board then notwithstanding the foregoing provision of this Section of the By-Laws, said Trustee shall be eligible for re-election of an additional consecutive term without any lapse of time since the expiration of his/her term.  In addition, in the event that a trustee at the expiration of a second consecutive term is serving as a member of the Executive Committee or has been recommended for membership on the Executive Committee, said Trustee shall be eligible for re-election for an additional two year term without any lapse of time since the expiration of his/her term.  Any Trustee first appointed to the Board to fill the unexpired term of another Trustee shall be eligible to serve two (2) additional four (4) year terms.  No Trustee shall be eligible for election or re-election to the Board after having attained the age of seventy-five (75) years.  A Trustee who attains the age of seventy-five (75) years while serving a term to which he/she was elected shall retain his/her status as a Trustee until the expiration of such term.

§2-02.06 - Resignation and Removal of Trustees

Any Trustee may resign his/her office at any time by mailing or otherwise delivering a written resignation to the Chairperson or to the Secretary of the Board. Unless otherwise stated in such notice of resignation, the acceptance thereof shall not be necessary to make it effective: and such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein or, in the absence of such specification, it shall take effect upon the receipt thereof. Any Trustee may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of the entire Board upon the written complaint of any Trustee charging such Trustee with misconduct, incapacity or neglect of duty.  At least one week’s previous notice of the proposed removal of any such Trustee shall be given to such Trustee and to each of the other Trustees.

§2-02.07 - Trustees Emeriti/ae

The Board may designate Trustees Emeriti and may revoke any such designation.  A Trustee Emeritus shall enjoy all the privileges of a Trustee except the right to vote at meetings of the Board and its committees, to hold office and to attend committees required to be made up exclusively of Trustees.

§2-02.08 - Trustee Fellows

The Board may designate Trustee Fellows from among former Trustees of the University and may revoke such designation.  While Trustee Fellows do not participate in the Board or Board committee meetings, they will be invited, along with the Trustees, to key University events, including University Commencement, and will be provided periodic updates from the University. The term of office for Trustee Fellows is three years and is renewable.

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