3354.05 Appointment of officers of board.

(A) Within ninety days after a community college district has been declared to be established, pursuant to sections 3354.02 to 3354.04 of the Revised Code, nine persons, all of whom shall be residents of the district, shall be appointed as a board of trustees of the community college district. Six trustees shall be appointed by the board of county commissioners or boards of county commissioners of such district and three trustees shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. At the time of the initial meeting of the trustees a drawing shall be held to determine the initial term of each appointee, one trustee to serve for a term ending two years after the date upon which the community college district had been declared established, three for terms ending three years after that date, three for terms ending four years after that date, and two for terms ending five years after that date.

(B) At the expiration of each of the three terms appointed by the governor, and thereafter, the governor shall make appointments, with the advice and consent of the senate. At the expiration of each of the remaining six terms, and thereafter, the board of county commissioners or boards of county commissioners shall make appointments. Except as provided in division (C) of this section, the successive terms of trustees shall be for five years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as did the term which it succeeds. Each trustee shall hold office from the date of his appointment until the end of the term for which he was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of his term until his successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.

(C) Upon expiration of the Cuyahoga county community college district trustee term which ends on January 19, 1974 and for which the governor is required to appoint a successor, the new term which succeeds it shall commence on January 20, 1974 and end on October 12, 1978. Upon expiration of the Mahoning county community college district trustee terms which end on February 22, 1975 and for which the governor is required to appoint successors, the new terms which succeed them shall commence on February 23, 1975 and end on February 10, 1980. Upon expiration of the Lorain county community college district trustee terms which end on October 12, 1977 and for which the governor is required to appoint successors, the new terms which succeed them shall commence on October 13, 1977 and end on August 30, 1982. Upon expiration of the Montgomery county community college district trustee term which ends on July 1, 1973 and for which the governor is required to appoint a successor, the new term which succeeds it shall commence on July 2, 1973 and end on October 12, 1977. Upon expiration of the Lakeland community college district trustee term which ends on March 6, 1978, and for which the governor is required to appoint a successor, the new term which succeeds it shall commence on March 7, 1978 and end on October 12, 1982.

Effective Date: 08-21-1973