(A) The number, composition, areas, and missions assigned
to visiting committees shall be determined by the board chairman in
consultation with the chair of the board committee overseeing the visiting
committees, the president and academic and administrative officers of the
university. A range of fifteen to twenty-five members on visiting committees
shall be considered optimum, preferably not to exceed thirty-five members total
on any visiting committee.
(B) The nomination process for candidates to visiting
committees shall be developed and implemented by the dean of each college or
director of each division or department with a visiting committee. Nominees
should be knowledgeable about or experienced in the areas in which they are
asked to serve. Members of the faculty, staff, or currently enrolled students
may not serve on visiting committees, but may serve as support staff (e.g.
secretary, development officer) for the committees. University
executives-in-residence may serve on visiting committees in their respective
colleges. The current membership roster for each visiting committee shall be
submitted to the secretary of the board of trustees on or before September
first of each year.
(C) Appointments to visiting committees will be for one
three-year term. Members are eligible for reappointment to a second three-year
term. Committee members whose second term has expired may be eligible for
emeritus status as determined by the dean of each college or director of each
division or department with a visiting committee.
(D) The chair of each visiting committee may be appointed
by the dean or division or department director for no more than three years. A
chair-elect shall be appointed in the penultimate year of each chair's
term to provide continuity of leadership. Nominations for candidates for chair
and chair-elect may be submitted to the dean or division or department
(E) Vacancies on visiting committees shall be filled by
appointment by the dean, division or department director based upon the
recommendation of the visiting committee chair.
person appointed to a visiting committee as a representative of a public
institution or agency will be replaced on the committee by his or her
replacement at said institution or agency in the event he or she separates from
(G) Any desired deviation from the bylaws due to
extraordinary circumstances must be justified and appealed to the board
chairman, chair of the board committee overseeing visiting committees and the