Section 16-51-4

Board of trustees - Meetings.

(a) The Board of Trustees of the University of North Alabama shall hold its regular annual meeting each year at the university on the first Monday in June, unless the board shall, in regular session, determine to hold its meetings at some other time and place. The board may establish a schedule of meetings at such intervals as it deems appropriate and may amend the schedule at any duly called meeting. Special meetings of the board may be assembled by either one of the two methods outlined as follows:

(1) Special meetings of the board may be called by the Governor. In calling such special meetings the Governor shall mail a written notice to each trustee at least 10 days in advance of the date of such meetings.

(2) Upon the application in writing of any three members of the board, the Governor shall call a special meeting, naming the time and place thereof and causing notices to be issued in writing to the several members of the board. Such meetings shall not be held on a date less than 10 days subsequent to the notice from the Governor.

(b) An emergency meeting of the board may be called when circumstances exist that are deemed by the Governor or by the president pro tempore or by three members of the board to present a risk to personal health, safety, or property or to the operation of the university. The three board members must communicate their request for an emergency meeting to the Governor or to the president pro tempore by the most expedient means available to them. Notice of an emergency meeting should be given at least 72 hours prior to the time it is to commence unless the circumstances of the emergency are such that the meeting must convene sooner.

(c) Members of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Alabama may participate in a meeting of the board or any committee by means of telephone conference, 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. However, a majority of a quorum of the members of the board of trustees, or, in the event of a meeting of only the executive committee, a majority of a quorum of the executive committee of the board of trustees must be physically present at the location noticed and called for the meeting in order to conduct any business or deliberation. Members of the board of trustees and any committees of the board of trustees may not utilize electronic communications except as in compliance with the Alabama Open Meetings Act. Except for emergency meetings, notice of board meetings shall be provided in accordance with the Alabama Open Meetings Act and 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.

(Acts 1967, No. 773, p. 1631, §6; Act 2015-210, §1.)