Chapter 3352: WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY

3352.01 Appointment of trustees - term.

(A) There is hereby created a state university to be known as "Wright state university." The government of Wright 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 Wright state university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. Except for the terms of student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the first day of July and ending on the thirtieth day of June. 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.

(B) The student members of the board of trustees of Wright 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 July 1, 1988 and shall expire on June 30, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on July 1, 1988 and shall expire on June 30, 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 a two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.

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

3352.02 Election and appointment of officers of board - bond of treasurer.

The board of trustees of Wright state university shall annually elect from their members a chairperson and vice-chairperson; and they may also appoint a secretary of the board, a treasurer, and such other officers of the university as the interest of the university requires, who may be members of the board. The treasurer, before entering upon the discharge of official duties, shall give bond to the state or be insured for the faithful performance of the treasurer's duties and the proper accounting for all moneys coming into the treasurer's care. The amount of said bond or insurance shall be determined by the board, but shall not be for a sum less than the estimated amount which may come into the treasurer's control at any time, less any reasonable deductible.

Effective Date: 11-05-1965; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008

3352.03 Powers and duties of board of trustees.

The board of trustees of Wright state university shall employ, fix the compensation of, and remove, the president and such number of professors, teachers, and other employees as may be deemed necessary. The board shall do all things necessary for the creation, proper maintenance, and successful and continuous operation of the university. The board may accept donations of lands and moneys for the purposes of such university.

Effective Date: 11-05-1965

3352.04 Board of trustees to receive and hold property or funds.

The board of trustees of Wright state university may receive and hold in trust, for the use and benefit of the university, any grant or devise of land, and any donation or bequest of money or other personal property, to be applied to the general or special use of the university, unless otherwise directed in the donation or bequest. The board of trustees of Wright state university may make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the operation of such university.

Effective Date: 11-05-1965

3352.05 General assembly to support university - other sources.

The general assembly shall support Wright state university by such sums and in such manner as it may provide, but support may also come from other sources.

Effective Date: 11-05-1965

3352.06 College of medicine.

The board of trustees of Wright state university, in cooperation with Central state and Miami universities, shall create, organize, provide for, and maintain a college of medicine. The board of trustees of Wright state university, in cooperation with the boards of trustees of Central state university and Miami university, may negotiate for and receive conveyances and transfers of property, both real and personal, to be used by the college, and may make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the operation of the college. No state funds shall be paid to such college of medicine unless it meets the requirements of section 3333.11 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 10-09-1974

3352.07 College of professional psychology.

The board of trustees of Wright state university, in cooperation with Central state university, shall create, organize, and provide for and maintain a college of professional psychology. The board, in cooperation with the board of trustees of Central state university, may negotiate for and receive conveyances and transfers of real and personal property for use by the college and may make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the college's operation. The board of trustees of Wright state university may grant the degree of doctor of psychology after approval by the board of regents processes, prescribe rules for the effective operation of the program, and exercise such other powers as are necessary for the efficient management of the college. The general assembly shall support the college of professional psychology of Wright state university by such sums and in such manner as it may provide, but the college may accept funds from other sources.

Effective Date: 11-23-1977

3352.10 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 06-13-1975

3352.11 Powers and duties of boards of trustees.

The boards of trustees of Miami university and the Ohio state university, acting in accordance with such agreements as may be decided upon, shall employ, fix the compensation of, and remove the professors, teachers, administrative personnel, and such other employees of the Wright state campus as necessary. The board shall do all things necessary for the creation, proper maintenance, and successful operation of the institution with the goal of developing a state university. The boards may accept, hold, and use donations of property, real, personal or mixed, for the purposes of the institution. The boards may receive and hold in trust, for the use and benefit of the institution, any grant or devise of land, and any donation or bequest of money or personal property, to be applied to the general or special use of the institution, unless otherwise directed in the donation or bequest. The boards may make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the operation of the institution.

Effective Date: 11-05-1965

3352.12 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 03-26-1971

3352.13 General assembly to support university - other sources.

The general assembly shall support the Wright state campus by such sums and in such manner as it may provide but support may also come from other sources.

Effective Date: 11-05-1965

3352.14 Termination of Wright state campus - transfer of property.

The Wright state campus shall cease to exist when the board of trustees of Wright state university commences the exercise of its powers. Thereupon, the control of all lands, buildings, property, and equipment of the institution held by the boards of trustees of Miami university and the Ohio state university for the institution or in trust for the institution, whether for the general or special use of the institution or for some purpose otherwise directed by the terms of a donation or bequest, shall be transferred to the board of trustees of the Wright state university.

Effective Date: 11-05-1965