3364.01 University of Toledo - board of trustees.

(A) The university of Toledo, as authorized under former Chapter 3360. of the Revised Code, and the medical university of Ohio at Toledo, as authorized under former sections 3350.01 to 3350.05 of the Revised Code, shall be combined as one state university to be known as the "university of Toledo."

(B)

(1) The government of the combined university of Toledo is vested in a board of trustees which, except as prescribed in division (B)(2) of this section, shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The initial board of trustees of the combined university shall be as prescribed in division (B)(2) of this section. After the abolishment of offices as prescribed in division (B)(2)(a) of this section, the board of trustees of the combined university shall consist of nine voting members, who shall serve for terms of nine years, and two nonvoting members, who shall be students of the combined university and who shall serve for terms of two years. Terms of office of trustees shall begin on the second day of July and end on the first day of July.

(2) The initial board of trustees of the combined university shall consist of seventeen voting members who are the eight members who made up the board of trustees of the medical university of Ohio at Toledo prior to May 1, 2006, under former section 3350.01 of the Revised Code, and whose terms would expire under that section after May 1, 2006; the eight voting members who made up the board of trustees of the university of Toledo, under former section 3360.01 of the Revised Code, and whose terms would expire under that section after July 1, 2006; and one additional member appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The terms of office, abolishment of office, and succession of the voting members of the initial board shall be as prescribed in division (B)(2)(a) of this section. The initial board also shall consist of two nonvoting members who are students of the combined university, as prescribed in division (B)(2)(b) of this section.

(a) The term of office of the voting member of the initial board of trustees of the combined university who was not formerly a member of either the board of trustees of the medical university of Ohio at Toledo or the board of trustees of the university of Toledo shall be for nine years, beginning on July 2, 2006, and ending on July 1, 2015. The terms of office of the sixteen other voting members of the initial board of trustees shall expire on July 1 of the year they otherwise would expire under former section 3350.01 or 3360.01 of the Revised Code. The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2007, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2007. The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2008, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2008. The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2009, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2009. The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2010, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2010. The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2011, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2011. The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2012, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2012. The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2013, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2013. The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2014, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2014. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2015, to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2015. Thereafter the terms of office of all subsequent voting members of the board of trustees shall be for nine years beginning on the second day of July and ending on the first day of July.

(b) One of the student members of the initial board of trustees shall be the student member of the former university of Toledo board of trustees, appointed under former section 3360.01 of the Revised Code, whose term would expire under that section on July 1, 2007. The term of that student member shall expire on July 1, 2007. The other student member shall be a new appointee, representing the portion of the combined university that made up the former medical university of Ohio at Toledo, appointed to a two-year term beginning on July 2, 2006, and ending on July 1, 2008. That student trustee shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of three candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. Thereafter appointment and terms of office of student members of the board of trustees shall be as prescribed by division (B)(3) of this section.

(3) The student members of the board of trustees of the combined university shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of six candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. 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.

(4) 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.

(5) No person who has served as a voting member of the board of trustees for a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term and no person who is a voting member of the initial board of trustees as prescribed in division (B)(2)(a) of this section is eligible for reappointment to the board until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served. No person who served as a voting member of the board of trustees of the former university of Toledo, as authorized under former Chapter 3360. of the Revised Code, for a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term, and no person who served on the board of trustees of the former medical university of Ohio at Toledo, as authorized under former sections 3350.01 to 3350.05 of the Revised Code, for a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term is eligible for appointment to the board of trustees of the combined university until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served.

(C) 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. The student members of the board 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.

Cite as R.C. § 3364.01

History. Effective Date: 07-01-2006