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ARTICLE TWO


BY-LAWS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
Chapter 1:
Name, Location, Purpose
Chapter 2:
Membership
Chapter 3:
Officers
Chapter 4:
Powers
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:
Indemnification
Chapter 12:
Amendments
 
 
CHAPTER FOUR

POWERS

§2-04.01 - Authority of the Board
§2-04.02 - Powers of the Board

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§2-04.01 - Authority of the Board

Subject to the laws of the State of New York and the Charter of the Corporation and in accordance with the By-Laws, the Board shall exercise ultimate authority over all acts of the Corporation.

§2-04.02 - Powers of the Board

The Board shall have all necessary and convenient powers to direct and manage the business and affairs of the University.  These powers shall include but shall not be limited to the following, to:
 
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elect the President of the University by a majority vote of the entire Board; remove him/her from office
by a two-thirds vote of the entire Board;
elect and remove the officers of the University as later defined in these By-Laws;
approve and adopt all major changes in the educational policies and programs of the University;
approve the granting of all degrees in course and of all honorary degrees;
enact and amend the statutes of the University, particularly concerning the election, appointment,
promotion, tenure and duties of the officers, the administrative officials, and the faculty of the University;
enact and amend rules and regulations for the orderly government of the University, including
procedures for the enforcement of the same;
authorize the establishment and approve the constitution of any official senate, council, committee,
board or other organization of administrative officials or members of the faculty or the student body
of the University;
h. authorize the establishment of any new school or college or major institute of the University;
concur in the appointment of a dean of any school or college and in the appointment of a director of
any major institute of the university;
grant academic tenure to or authorize the President to grant tenure to full-time members of the faculty;
review and take appropriate action respecting the budget of the University, which shall be submitted to
the Board with the recommendations of the President;
approve salary scales and authorize any change in the salary scale of the officers, the administrators,
the faculty,
and the staff of the University;
authorize any changes in tuition and fees within the University;
authorize the construction of new buildings and major renovation to existing buildings of the university;
authorize the sale and purchase or lease of land or buildings for the use of the University;
authorize and promote major fund-raising activities of the University;
authorize entrance on the part of the University into any contract withemployees or their bargaining
agents respecting wages, hours and other conditions affecting employment;
authorize the President of the University to accept gifts, except that the acceptance of restricted
gifts which involve major obligations must be ratified by a majority vote of the entire Board;
authorize the incurring of debts by the University, the securing thereof by mortgage and pledge
of real and personal property, tangible and intangible, presently owned or hereafter acquired
by the University;
constitute such standing or ad hoc committees as the Board may from time to time deem necessary
or convenient for efficient exercise of its powers and function;
approve all major changes in the University’s athletics program and provide oversight of athletics
through the appropriate standing board committee; and
take any other action customarily assumed by the Board of Trustees of a university and authorized
by the laws of the State of New York.
 

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