Chapter Seven: Committees

§2-07.01 - Special and Other Committees
The University may have any number of Committees each with the powers and responsibilities delegated to such Committee by the Board. Each Committee established by the Board shall have a written statement of purpose and written charter adopted by the Committee and approved by the Board.

§2-07.02 - Classification of Committees
The University shall have the Committees designated in this Chapter Seven which shall be "Committees of the Board" and shall have the authority to bind the Board to the extent that the Board delegates such authority to a designated Committee. The Board may, from time to time, establish such other Committees of the Board, and delegate authority to such other Committees, as it may deem necessary for the expeditious handling of its affairs. Additionally, the Board may, from time to time, establish Committees of the University which shall be advisory bodies and shall have no authority to bind the Board. Committees shall meet upon the call of the Chair of the Committee or the Chair of the Board. Each Committee shall serve at the sole pleasure of the Board.

§2-07.03 - Committees of the Board
As of the date of these By-laws there are the following Committees of the Board, which may be eliminated or added to by the Board from time to time in the Board's sole discretion:

Academic Affairs
Advancement and University Relations
Audit and Risk Management
Board Strategy
Facilities and IT
Finance and Investment
Mission and Social Justice
Nominating and Governance
Student Development and Athletics

Each Committee of the Board must have a written charter approved by the Board which defines such committee's authority to bind the Board, and any other action taken by a Committee of the Board shall be a recommendation that the Board may adopt in its sole discretion.

§2-07.04 - Membership of Committees of the Board
Trustees shall be appointed to Committees of the Board annually by the Chair in consultation with the Executive Committee. The Chair, also in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall appoint Committee chairs and vice chairs from the Committee membership for one-year terms. Upon request, a Trustee Emeritus may be appointed to one of the Committees of the Board, but shall not serve as a voting member and must leave the meeting upon request during executive sessions. The Chair and the President shall be ex officio voting members of all Committees of the Board, except the Audit and Risk Management Committee. A majority of a Committee's voting members shall constitute a quorum.

§2-07.05 - Resource Persons
Each Committee of the Board shall have an Officer of the University, along with other appropriate administrators, who shall be designated as resource persons by the President to attend meetings of such Committee. The Faculty Senate shall select two faculty to serve as resource people for each of the current seven Committees of the Board. Two students shall be appointed to serve as resource persons for both the Academic Affairs Committee and the Student Development and Athletics Committee. Resource persons shall have no voting rights in Committee meetings and must leave upon request during executive sessions.

§2-07.06 - Committees of the University
The Board or the Chair of the Board with the consent of the Board may appoint from time to time Committees of the University. A member of a Committee of the University need not be a Trustee, except as may be otherwise specifically provided by law, by the Charter or by these By-laws. Such Committees shall be advisory only and shall have only such purposes, powers and authority as the Board shall designate, consistent with law, with the Charter and with these By-laws.