3333.01 Ohio board of regents - advisory role - terms.

(A) There is hereby created the Ohio board of regents as an advisory board to the chancellor appointed under section 3333.03 of the Revised Code. The board shall consist of nine members to be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The members shall be residents of this state who possess an interest in and knowledge of higher education. No member shall be a trustee, officer, or employee of any Ohio public or private college or university while serving as a member of the board. In addition to the members appointed by the governor, the chairperson of the education committee of the senate and the chairperson of the education committee of the house of representatives shall, after January 1, 1967, be ex officio members of the board without a vote.

(B) Prior to September 20, 2008, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the twenty-first day of September and ending on the twentieth day of September.

(C) Beginning on September 20, 2008, the terms of office for the members of the board of regents shall be as follows:

(1) The terms of office of the three members whose terms under division (B) of this section are scheduled to expire on September 20, 2008, shall expire on September 20, 2008. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint successors for terms beginning on September 21, 2008, and ending on September 20, 2014.

(2) Notwithstanding division (B) of this section, the terms of office of the three members whose terms under division (B) of this section otherwise are scheduled to expire on September 20, 2011, shall expire on September 20, 2010. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint successors for terms beginning on September 21, 2010, and ending on September 20, 2016.

(3) Notwithstanding division (B) of this section, the terms of office of the three members whose terms under division (B) of this section otherwise are scheduled to expire on September 20, 2014, shall expire on September 20, 2012. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint successors for terms beginning on September 21, 2012, and ending on September 20, 2018. Thereafter, the terms of office of all subsequent members of the board of regents shall be for six years beginning on the twenty-first day of September and ending on the twentieth day of September.

(D) Except as provided in division (C) of this section, each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until a successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person who has served a full nine-year term under division (B) of this section or two full six-year terms under division (C) of this section shall be eligible for reappointment.

(E) Board members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the conduct of board business.

Cite as R.C. § 3333.01

History. Effective Date: 07-01-1993; 2007 HB2 05-15-2007