Section 16-55-4

Board of trustees - Powers as to organization and administration.

The board of trustees shall have the power to organize the institution by appointment of instructors and faculty members and such executive and administrative officers and employees as may be necessary to operate the university; the trustees may remove any officers, faculty members or employees of the institution in their discretion and shall have the power and authority to fix salaries or compensation, increase or reduce the same at their discretion, to regulate, alter or modify the government of the institution as they may consider advisable. The trustees may prescribe courses of instruction, rates of tuition and fees, confer such academic and honorary degrees as are usually conferred by institutions of like character; and they may do whatever else they may consider in the best interest of the institution.

(Acts 1963, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 157, p. 350, §4.)