3350.10 Northeast Ohio medical university.

(A) There is hereby created the northeast Ohio medical university. The principal goal of the medical university shall be to collaborate with the university of Akron, Cleveland state university, Kent state university, and Youngstown state university to graduate physicians oriented to the practice of medicine at the community level, especially family physicians. To accomplish this goal, the medical university may incorporate in the clinical experience provided its students the several community hospitals in the cities and areas served by the medical university; utilize practicing physicians as teachers; and to the fullest extent possible utilize the basic science capabilities of the university of Akron, Cleveland state university, Kent state university, and Youngstown state university.

(1) Until December 22, 2008, the government of the northeast Ohio medical university is vested in a nine-member board of trustees consisting of the presidents of the university of Akron, Kent state university, and Youngstown state university; one member each of the boards of trustees of the university of Akron, Kent state university, and Youngstown state university, to be appointed by their respective boards of trustees for a term of six years ending on the first day of May or until the trustee's term on the respective university board of trustees expires, whichever occurs first; and one person each to be appointed by the boards of trustees of the university of Akron, Kent state university, and Youngstown state university, for a term of nine years ending on the first day of May; except that the term of those first appointed by the several boards of trustees shall expire on the first day of May next following their appointment. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner provided for original appointment. 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. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum.

(2) Beginning December 22, 2008, the government of the northeast Ohio medical 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 current students of the medical university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. Except as provided in division (A)(3) of this section and except for the student members, terms of office shall be for nine years. 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 the trustee's 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. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum.

(3) Not later than December 22, 2008, the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint the two student trustees and successors for the trustees serving under division (A)(1) of this section. Except for the student trustees, who shall serve terms pursuant to division (B) of this section, the initial terms of office for trustees appointed under division (A)(2) of this section shall be as follows: one term ending September 23, 2009; one term ending September 23, 2010 ; one term ending September 23, 2011; one term ending September 23, 2012; one term ending September 23, 2013; one term ending September 23, 2014 ; one term ending September 23, 2015; one term ending September 23, 2016; one term ending September 23, 2017. Thereafter, terms of office shall be for nine years, as provided in division (A)(2) of this section.

(B) The student members of the board of trustees of the northeast Ohio medical 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 December 22, 2008, and shall expire on June 30, 2009, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence December 22, 2008, and shall expire on June 30, 2010. 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 a 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. § 3350.10

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.18, HB 139, §1, eff. 4/29/2011.

Effective Date: 11-23-1973; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008