Section 16-60-303

Appointment of board of directors.

(a) The Community Outreach Partnership Center shall initially be governed by a five-member board of directors.

(b) The initial Board of Directors of the Community Outreach Partnership Center shall be as follows:

(1) The President of Jefferson State Community College (Place One).

(2) Two members (Place Two and Place Five) initially selected by the State House of Representatives Legislative Delegation of Jefferson County.

(3) Two members (Place Three and Place Four) initially selected by the State Senate Legislative Delegation of Jefferson County.

(c) The terms of the initial board shall be staggered as follows:

(1) Place Two: Five years.

(2) Place Three: Four years.

(3) Place Four: Three years.

(4) Place Five: Two years.

(d) With the exception of Place One and subject to the limitations set out in Section 16-60-304, members succeeding the initial board members in Places Two to Five, inclusive, shall serve a six-year term. Members may serve an unlimited number of consecutive terms.

(e)(1) When the term of any member of the board in Places Two to Five, inclusive, expires, the remaining members of the board shall elect a successor.

(2) When the term of a board member holding an expanded board position, as provided in subsection (f) expires, the board may appoint another person to that position for such term as the board designates, but not to exceed six years.

(f) After the initial board is selected and functioning for a period of one year, the board may expand its membership to as many as 15 members. These additional members shall be appointed by the board and may serve terms of up to six years as designated by the board.

(g) Place One shall be reserved for the President of Jefferson State Community College, or the designee of the president, and shall have an indefinite term. A designee shall serve at the pleasure of the president.

(h) The appointment, removal, and designation of terms of office of board members shall be by majority vote of the board by public ballot.

(Act 2001-501, p. 880, §4.)