Chapter 3359: UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

3359.01 Appointment of trustees - term.

(A) There is hereby created a state university to be known as "The University of Akron." The government of the university of Akron 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 the university of Akron, 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 July and ending on the first day of July. 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 the university of Akron 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 2, 1988 and shall expire on July 1, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on July 2, 1988 and expire on July 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. § 3359.01

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

3359.02 Election and appointment of officers of board - bond of treasurer.

The board of trustees of the university of Akron 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 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 bonds 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. § 3359.02

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

3359.03 Powers of board of trustees regarding employees and university.

The board of trustees of the university of Akron 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 and may adopt and from time to time amend bylaws, rules, and regulations for the conduct of the board and the government and conduct of the university. The board may accept donations of lands and moneys for the purposes of such university.

Cite as R.C. § 3359.03

Effective Date: 11-11-1965

3359.04 Board of trustees to receive and hold property or funds.

The board of trustees of the university of Akron 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 the university of Akron may make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the acquisition of property for and the operation of such university.

Cite as R.C. § 3359.04

Effective Date: 11-11-1965

3359.05 General assembly to support university - other sources.

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

Cite as R.C. § 3359.05

Effective Date: 11-11-1965