(a) The board of trustees shall meet at least once in each year and on the first Wednesday in June, unless some other day is selected by them, and it may, by ordinance or resolution adopted by it, prescribe other regular times for meeting. At such meeting it may continue in session as long as it may deem proper for the welfare of the institution and may at any session appoint a special or adjourned meeting. Upon the written application of four members, or of any three members with his or her concurrence, the president pro tempore shall appoint a special meeting and issue notice thereof to the several members. Such special meeting shall not be appointed for a day less than seven days subsequent to the date of the notice. In case there is no president pro tempore of the board, or in case the president pro tempore is incapacitated to act, then the Governor, as president of the board, shall upon the written application of four members, in like manner call such special meeting. Regular meetings of the board must be held at the university, but special or adjourned meetings may be held at the university or in the City of Montgomery, the City of Birmingham, or the City of Huntsville.
(b) Members of the board of trustees, the executive committee of the board of trustees, or any other committee established by the board of trustees may participate in a meeting of the board or committee by means of conference telephone, video conference, or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting may hear each other at the same time. Participation by such means shall constitute presence in person at a meeting for all purposes, including the establishment of a quorum. Notice of such meetings must be given in accordance with the Alabama Open Meetings Act and such telephone or video conference or similar communications equipment shall also allow members of the public the opportunity to simultaneously listen to or observe such meetings.