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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 EIGHT

OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY – THEIR ELECTION AND TENURE

§2-08.01 - Officers of the University – their Election and Tenure
§2-08.02 - Powers and Duties of the President
§2-08.03 - Powers and Duties of the Vice Presidents
§2-08.04 - Powers and Duties of the Secretary
§2-08.05 - Powers and Duties of the Treasurer
§2-08.06 - Powers and Duties of the Assistant Secretary
§2-08.07 - Powers and Duties of the Assistant Treasurer

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§2-08.01- Officers of the University – their Election and Tenure

The officers of the University shall be President, one or more Vice Presidents, a Secretary, and a Treasurer and such other officers as the Board of Trustees from time to time may consider necessary for the proper conduct of thebusiness and affairs of the University. The officers shall be elected by the Board of Trustees at any regular or special meeting held pursuant to these By-laws. The President shall be an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees with right to vote. Any two or more of the above offices except those of President and Vice President and President and Secretary may be held by the same person, but no officer shall execute, acknowledge or verify any instrument in more than one capacity if such instrument is required by law or by these By-laws to be executed, acknowledged or verified by any two or more officers.  Except where otherwise expressly provided in a contract duly authorized by the Board of Trustees, all officers and agents of the University except the President shall be subject to removal at any time by the affirmative vote of a majority of the whole Board of Trustees except the President who shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter Four, §2-04.02 (a) of these By-laws. All officers, agents, and employees other than officers appointed by the Board of Trustees shall hold office at the discretion of the Board of Trustees or of the officers appointing them, unless the employee has received a grant of academic tenure or has a length of service specified by a duly authorized contract.

§2-08.02 - Powers and Duties of the President


The President shall be the chief executive officer of the University and shall have general charge and control of all its business and properties. The President shall sign and execute contracts and other written instruments in the name of the University as authorized to do so by the Board of Trustees.  He/she shall have the general powers and duties usually vested in the office of the president of the University. The President shall be ex officio a member of all the standing committees with right to vote. The President shall annually make a report on the affairs of the University at the end of the academic year.

As its chief executive and educational officer, the President of the University has the right and responsibility delegated to him/her by the Board of Trustees to review all actions of School Councils or of the Faculty, to approve or disapprove of any action of these agencies and to accept or reject recommendations made to him/her by groups within the University. The decisions of the President may not be appealed, except as specifically provided for in the University Statutes. In particular matters the President may delegate his/her authority to other University officials.

In the temporary absence of the President, the duties of that office shall be performed by a Vice President delegated by the President. In the event of death, resignation or disability of the President a person designated by the Board of Trustees shall perform the duties of the office.

§2-08.03 - Powers and Duties of the Vice Presidents

The Board of Trustees shall elect one or more Vice Presidents. In the absence of the duly authorized contracting officer or at the discretion of the Board of Trustees, any Vice President (unless otherwise provided by resolution of the Board of Trustees) may sign and execute all authorized contracts or other written instruments in the name of the University. Each Vice President shall have such other powers and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Board of Trustees, by the Chairperson or by the President.

§2-08.04 - Powers and Duties of the Secretary


The Secretary shall keep an attested copy of the charter of the University, the By-laws of the Board, of all votes and minutes of the Board; and he/she shall furnish copies of the above documents to any member of the Board and to any administrative official of the University who shall be authorized by the Board to inspect the same.  The Secretary shall be the custodian of the seal of the University and shall affix the seal to any instrument requiring the same.

§2-08.05 - Powers and Duties of the Treasurer

The Treasurer shall have the custody of all deeds and muniments of title to the real estate and of all bonds and mortgages, stocks or other evidences of property owned by the University or pledged to it and of all policies of insurance and shall have the authority to accept and receipt for the same on behalf of the University and its Board and, under the supervision of the Board, he/she shall arrange for the safekeeping thereof.  He/she shall have the authority to sell, assign and transfer securities on behalf of the University.

The Treasurer shall collect and receive all monies due and payable to the University and deposit them in the name of the University in such banking institutions as the Board of Trustees may designate. The Treasurer shall discharge all debts and other obligations of the University when due and payable.
 
The Treasurer is the ordinary contracting officer of the University. He/she shall be responsible for the annual audit of all its financial records and the submission to the Board of Trustees of a certified annual report by public accountants approved by the Board.  The Treasurer shall also furnish such other financial statements as from time to time may be required by the President and the Board of Trustees.

§2-08.06 - Powers and Duties of the Assistant Secretary

The Board of Trustees may elect one or more Assistant Secretaries. The Assistant Secretary designated by the Board of Trustees shall have power to perform all duties of the Secretary and shall have such other powers and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Board of Trustees, by the President or by the Secretary.

§2-08.07 - Powers and Duties of the Assistant Treasurer

The Board of Trustees may elect one or more Assistant Treasurers. The Assistant Treasurer shall perform all duties of the Treasurer and shall have such other powers and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Board of Trustees, by the Chairperson, by the President or by the Treasurer.

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