Chapter 3341: BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY; KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

3341.01 Establishment of universities.

The Bowling Green state normal school, and the Kent state normal school, established under 101 O.L. 320 shall be known as the "Bowling Green State University" and the "Kent State University," respectively.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

3341.02 Appointment of trustees - term.

(A) The government of Bowling Green state university is vested in a board of 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 Bowling Green state 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 seventeenth day of May and ending on the sixteenth day of May. 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.

(B) The student members of the board of trustees of Bowling Green state 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 17, 1988, and shall expire on March 16, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on March 17, 1988, and expire on March 16, 1990. After September 22, 2000, terms of office shall commence on the seventeenth day of May and shall end on the sixteenth day of May. Terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill the student member's two-year term, a replacement shall be selected in the manner used for the original selection to fill the unexpired term.

(C) The government of Kent state university is vested in a board of 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 Kent state university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (D) 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 seventeenth day of May and ending on the sixteenth day of May. 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.

(D) The student members of the board of trustees of Kent state 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 May 17, 1988, and shall expire on May 16, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on May 17, 1988, and expire on May 16, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. 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.

(E) 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.

(F) 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 expiration 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.

Effective Date: 09-22-2000; 03-31-2005

3341.03 Election and appointment of officers of board - bond of treasurer.

The board of trustees of Bowling Green state university and Kent state university, respectively, shall annually elect from their members, a president and a vice-president; and they may also appoint a secretary of the board, a treasurer, and such other officers of the university as the interests of the respective universities require, who may be members of the board. The treasurers, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, shall give bonds to the state or be insured for the faithful performance of their duties and the proper accounting for all moneys coming into their care. The amount of said bonds or insurance shall be determined by the boards, but shall not be for a less sum than the estimated amount which may come into their control at any time, less any reasonable deductible.

Effective Date: 09-14-1957; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008

3341.04 Powers of boards of trustees regarding president, professors and other employees.

The boards of trustees of Bowling Green state university and Kent state university, respectively, shall elect, fix the compensation of, and remove the president and such number of professors, teachers, and other employees as may be deemed necessary by said boards. The boards shall do all things necessary for the proper maintenance and successful and continuous operation of such universities.

Effective Date: 10-16-1961

3341.05 Additional colleges - honorary and academic degrees.

The boards of trustees of Bowling Green state university and Kent state university, respectively, may create, establish, provide for, and maintain a college of liberal arts, a college of education, and a college of business administration, and include the instruction appropriate to the awarding of graduate and other degrees. On the recommendation of the faculty, the board may confer such honorary and academic degrees as are customarily conferred by colleges and universities in the United States.

Effective Date: 11-09-1959

3341.06 General assembly to support universities.

Bowling Green state university and Kent state university shall be supported by such sums and in such manner as the general assembly may provide.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953