Chapter 3339: MIAMI UNIVERSITY

3339.01 Appointment of trustees - term.

(A) The government of Miami university shall be vested in eleven trustees, who shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be students at Miami university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum. Except for the terms of student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the first day of March and ending on the last day of February, except that upon expiration of the trustee term ending on March 1, 1974, the trustee term which succeeds it shall commence on March 2, 1974 and end on February 28, 1983; upon expiration of the trustee term ending on March 1, 1977, the trustee term which succeeds it shall commence on March 2, 1977 and end on February 28, 1986; upon expiration of the trustee term ending on March 1, 1978, the trustee term which succeeds it shall commence on March 2, 1978 and end on February 28, 1987; and upon expiration of the trustee term ending on March 1, 1979, the trustee term which succeeds it shall commence on March 2, 1979 and end on February 29, 1988. Each trustee shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the trustee was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the end of the term for which the trustee's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee'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 or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served. The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties.

(B) The student members of the board of trustees of Miami university have no voting power on the board. Student members shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on March 1, 1988 and shall expire on February 28, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on March 1, 1988 and expire on February 28, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the last day of February. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill the student member's two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.

Cite as R.C. § 3339.01

Effective Date: 07-26-1988; 03-31-2005

3339.02 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 3339.02

Effective Date: 10-16-1961

3339.03 Purchase of university-owned land.

The owners of leases of land or town lots from the president and trustees of the Miami university may pay to the treasurer of the university such sum of money as, placed at interest at four per cent, would yield the amount of rent reserved in the original lease, or in the case of a division of the original tract or parcel leased, would equal the proper aliquot part thereof, or the part agreed upon by the several owners. But a person so surrendering and releasing to such university shall pay the necessary expenses incident to such change of tenure, and procure the services of an agent to perform the necessary labor thereof. Upon payment of such sum and of all rents due upon the land, on demand of such owners, the treasurer shall give him a certificate of such payment. The owner shall be entitled to receive a deed of conveyance for such land, to be signed by the president of such university, countersigned by its secretary, and sealed with the corporate seal of the Miami university, conveying the premises in fee simple to him. The deeds shall vest in the grantee an absolute estate in fee simple in the premises, subject to all liens, equities, or rights of third persons in, to, or upon the premises.

Cite as R.C. § 3339.03

Effective Date: 09-28-1959

3339.04 Registry of payments, certificates, and deeds.

The secretary of the Miami university shall keep an accurate registry of all payments, certificates, and deeds, as provided for in section 3339.03 of the Revised Code, with an accurate description of the tract or lot of land so paid for or deeded. Thereafter, the land so deeded shall be subject to taxation in like manner as other freehold estates in such county. The original leases therefor, insofar as regards the land, shall cease to be effective.

Cite as R.C. § 3339.04

Effective Date: 09-28-1959

3339.05 Board of trustees to receive and hold funds.

The board of trustees of the Miami university may receive and hold in trust, for the use and benefit of the university, all funds received in payment under the provisions of section 3339.03 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3339.05

Effective Date: 09-28-1959