Section 16-60-51

Board of trustees - Organization; initial officers; vice-president; meetings; terms of members; compensation and expenses.

The Governor shall be ex officio chairman of the board, and he shall call a meeting of such board within 60 days after September 15, 1961. At this meeting the board shall organize itself, make provisions for the preparation and adoption of bylaws and rules and regulations to govern it and elect a vice-president and a secretary-treasurer. The vice-president elected at the organizational meeting of the board shall hold office for a term of two years and until his successor has been elected. Successors to the vice-president elected at the organizational meeting of the board shall hold office for such time as is prescribed in the bylaws and rules adopted by the board. The secretary-treasurer elected at the organizational meeting of the board shall serve until a president and a treasurer for the college have been elected and employed. Thereafter the president of the college and the treasurer of the college shall be ex officio the secretary and the treasurer, respectively, of the board of trustees.

The board may prescribe the number of regular meetings to be held each year and may provide that during the biennium immediately following September 15, 1961, the board shall meet more frequently than thereafter, however, the board shall meet at least once each quarter in every year. Special meetings may be called at any time by the chairman or by any six members thereof.

All ex officio members of the board of trustees shall serve as such members so long as they hold the office of which membership on this board of trustees is an ex officio duty; and the members appointed by the Governor shall serve for a term concurrent with the term of the Governor appointing them or until the expiration of the term of the municipal office which they held when appointed, whichever occurs last. Successors to the appointed members of the board of trustees shall be appointed by the Governor in like manner and for like terms as the first members appointed to the board.

Board members shall receive no compensation for serving on such board of trustees; however, they may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses actually incurred in attending meetings of the board and performing the duties hereby imposed upon them relative to the establishment, maintenance and operation of the proposed junior college.

(Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 151, p. 2095, §2.)