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

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