The managing authority of the university branch district shall adopt its own rules governing proceedings, designate the permanent place of business of the district, and keep a record of all its proceedings. Such record shall be open for public inspection during regular business hours at the permanent place of business of the district. The managing authority may:
(A) Enter into a contract for a period of not less than four nor more than ten years with a state or municipal university for the operation of a university branch by such university on the campus provided in accordance with sections 3355.01 to 3355.14 of the Revised Code. Except as provided in sections 3333.17 and 3333.32 of the Revised Code, the contract shall establish schedules of fees and tuition for: students who are residents of the district; residents of Ohio but not of the district; and students who are nonresidents of Ohio. Students who are nonresidents of Ohio shall be required to pay higher rates of fees and tuition than the rates required of students who are residents of Ohio but not of the district, and students who are residents of the district shall pay a smaller tuition and fee rate than the rate for either category of nonresident students.
(B) Hold, encumber, control, acquire by donation, purchase, or condemnation, construct, own, lease, use, and sell real and personal property as is necessary for the creation and maintenance of the university branch campus, on whatever terms and for whatever consideration may be appropriate for the purposes of the facility;
(C) Accept gifts, grants, bequests, and devises absolutely or in trust for support of the university branch campus during the existence of said branch;
(D) Receive an appropriation from any municipality or county that is a part of the university branch district for the purpose of providing funds for support of the university branch campus;
(E) Receive and expend gifts or grants from the state for the payment of operating costs, for the acquisition, construction, or improvement of buildings or other structures, or for the acquisition or use of land;
(F) Prescribe rules for the effective operation of a university branch district college and exercise such other powers as are necessary for the efficient management of such university and are not in conflict with any contract entered into under division (A) of this section. Any instrument by which real property is acquired pursuant to this section shall identify the agency of the state that has the use and benefit of the real property as specified in section 5301.012 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 09-22-2000 .