Chapter 3362: SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY

3362.01 Appointment of trustees - term.

(A) There is hereby created a state university to be known as "Shawnee state university." The government of Shawnee 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 Shawnee state university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. The remaining trustees shall be appointed as follows: one for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years, one for a term of four years, one for a term of five years, one for a term of six years, one for a term of seven years, one for a term of eight years, and one for a term of nine years. Thereafter, terms shall be for nine years. All terms of office shall commence on the first day of July and end 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 and 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 Shawnee 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 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 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. § 3362.01

Effective Date: 07-26-1988; 03-31-2005; 06-30-2006

3362.02 Election and appointment of officers of board - bond of treasurer.

The board of trustees of Shawnee 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 interests of the university require, 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 sole control at any time, less any reasonable deductible.

Cite as R.C. § 3362.02

Effective Date: 07-02-1986; 09-29-2005

3362.03 Powers of board of trustees regarding employees and university.

The board of trustees of Shawnee 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 and may adopt and amend bylaws and rules 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. § 3362.03

Effective Date: 07-02-1986

3362.04 Board of trustees to receive and hold property or funds.

The board of trustees of Shawnee 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 uses of the university, unless otherwise directed in the donation or bequest. The board of trustees of Shawnee state university may make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the acquisition of property for, or the operation of the university.

Cite as R.C. § 3362.04

Effective Date: 07-02-1986

3362.05 General assembly to support university - other sources.

The general assembly shall support Shawnee 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. § 3362.05

Effective Date: 07-02-1986

3362.06 Transfer of assets and liabilities from state community college to state university trustees.

Shawnee state community college shall cease to exist when the board of trustees of Shawnee state university commences the exercise of its powers. Thereupon, the board of trustees of Shawnee state university shall have control of all lands, buildings, property, and equipment held by the board of trustees of Shawnee state community college 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. On the date the board of trustees of Shawnee state university commences to exercise its powers, all contractual and other obligations, liabilities, trusts, and commitments of the board of trustees of Shawnee state community college shall become the responsibility of the board of trustees of Shawnee state university. The abolishment of Shawnee state community college shall not affect the rights of holders or owners of bonds or notes issued by Shawnee state community college. Such notes and bonds shall become the obligations of Shawnee state university on the date the board of trustees of the university commences to exercise its powers.

Cite as R.C. § 3362.06

Effective Date: 07-02-1986