Chapter 3356: YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY

3356.01 Appointment of trustees - term.

(A) There is hereby created Youngstown state university. The government of Youngstown 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 Youngstown 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 second day of May and ending on the first day of May. 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 to 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 duties. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum.

(B) The student members of the board of trustees of Youngstown 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 2, 1988 and shall expire on May 1, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on May 2, 1988 and expire on May 1, 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.

Cite as R.C. § 3356.01

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

3356.02 Election and appointment of officers of board - bond of treasurer.

The board of trustees of Youngstown state university shall annually elect from their members a chairperson and a 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 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.

Cite as R.C. § 3356.02

Effective Date: 08-15-1967; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008

3356.03 Powers and duties of board of trustees.

The board of trustees of Youngstown 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 continuous operation of the university. The board may accept donations of lands and moneys for the purpose of such university.

Cite as R.C. § 3356.03

Effective Date: 08-15-1967

3356.04 Board of trustees to receive and hold property or funds.

The board of trustees of Youngstown 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 Youngstown state university may make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the operation of such university.

Cite as R.C. § 3356.04

Effective Date: 08-15-1967

3356.05 General assembly to support university - other sources.

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

Cite as R.C. § 3356.05

Effective Date: 08-15-1967

3356.10 [Repealed Effective9/10/2017]Conveyance of Youngstown University parcels.

During the five-year period after the effective date of this section, the governor may execute deeds in the name of the state conveying to one or more purchasers and the purchasers' heirs and assigns or successors and assigns all of the state's right, title, and interest in any or all parcels of real estate held for the use and benefit of Youngstown state university and located in the city of Youngstown, Mahoning county, in an area known as "smokey hollow" and bounded on the north by the east-bound service road of the Madison avenue expressway, on the east by Andrews avenue, on the south by Rayen avenue, and on the west by Wick avenue. The parcel or parcels of real estate may be transferred individually or as a group or multiple groups to a single purchaser or to multiple purchasers.

The consideration for conveyance of the parcel or parcels of real estate shall be a purchase price and any terms and conditions acceptable to the board of trustees of Youngstown state university. The consideration may include in whole or in part the benefit that will inure to the university and the students attending the university from development of a mixed-use urban neighborhood that will provide convenient housing, retail outlets, parks, and employment opportunities on a site adjacent to the university's core campus.

All costs of the conveyance of the parcel or parcels of real estate shall be paid by the board of trustees of the Youngstown state university unless otherwise specified in the agreement for transfer of the property.

Upon adoption of a resolution by the board of trustees of Youngstown state university specifically describing the parcel or parcels of real estate to be conveyed, identifying the purchaser or purchasers of the real estate, and specifying the consideration paid or to be paid, the auditor of state, with the assistance of the attorney general, shall prepare a deed or deeds to the parcel or parcels of real estate described in the resolution. The deed or deeds shall state the consideration specified in the resolution. The deed or deeds shall be executed by the governor in the name of the state, countersigned by the secretary of state, sealed with the great seal of the state, presented in the office of the auditor of state for recording, and delivered to the purchaser or purchasers. The purchaser or purchasers shall present the deed or deeds for recording in the office of the Mahoning county recorder.

Each deed to any property described in this section shall contain any exceptions, reservations, or conditions and any right of reentry or reverter clause specified in the resolution. Any exceptions, reservations, or conditions or any right of reentry or reverter clause contained in any deed authorized by this section may be released by the university without the necessity of further legislation, provided the release is specifically authorized by the board of trustees of Youngstown state university.

The net proceeds of the sale of the parcel or parcels of real estate shall be paid to Youngstown state university and deposited in university accounts for purposes to be determined by the board of trustees.

Cite as R.C. § 3356.10

Repealed by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §105.10, eff. 9/10/2017.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.