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Chapter 3337 | Ohio University

Section 3337.01 | Appointment of trustees - term.

(A) The body politic and corporate by the name and style of "The President and Trustees of the Ohio University" now in the university instituted and established in Athens by the name and style of "The Ohio University" shall consist of a board of trustees composed of eleven members, who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. At least five of the trustees who are not students shall be graduates of Ohio university. Two of the trustees shall be students at Ohio university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum. Except for the terms of student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the fourteenth day of May and ending on the thirteenth day of May, except that upon expiration of the term ending on May 14, 1978, the new term which succeeds it shall commence on May 15, 1978 and end on May 13, 1987. Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member'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. Such trustees shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be paid their actual and necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties.

(B) The student members of the board of trustees of the Ohio 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 14, 1988 and shall expire on May 13, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on May 14, 1988 and expire on May 13, 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 the student member's two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.

Section 3337.02 | Lease or sale of university lands.

The owners of land or town lots held under leases from the president and trustees of the Ohio university, or held under sale-leases or assignments by or under the original lessees, may pay to the treasurer of the university, such sum of money, as, placed at interest at six per cent, will yield the amount of rent reserved in the original lease, or in case of a division of the original tract or parcel leased, will equal the proper aliquot part thereof, or the part agreed upon by the several owners. But a person so surrendering and releasing to such corporation must pay the necessary expenses incident to such change of tenure, and procure the services of an agent to perform the necessary labor thereof. Upon payment of such sum and of all rents due upon the land, on demand of such owner, the treasurer shall give him a certificate of such payment.

Section 3337.03 | Owner to receive deed.

Upon payment as provided in section 3337.02 of the Revised Code, the owner shall be entitled to receive a deed of conveyance for such land by him owned, to be signed by the president of such corporation, countersigned by its secretary, and sealed with the corporate seal of the Ohio university, conveying the premises in fee simple to him, or such owner at his option, may demand and receive a certificate as provided in such section. The governor, upon presentation thereof, shall execute and deliver to such owner, a deed conveying the premises in fee simple to him.

Section 3337.04 | Effect of deed - fee simple.

The deeds, made under section 3337.03 of the Revised Code, shall vest in the grantee an absolute estate in fee simple in the premises, subject to all liens, equities, or rights of third persons in, to, or upon the premises.

Section 3337.05 | Registry of payments, certificates, and deeds.

The secretary of the Ohio university shall keep an accurate registry of all payments, certificates, and deeds, as provided for in sections 3337.02 and 3337.03 of the Revised Code, with an accurate description of the tract or lot of land so paid for or deeded. Thereafter, the land so deeded shall be subject to taxation in like manner as other free-hold estates in such county. The original leases therefor, in so far as regards the land deeded, shall cease to be effective.

Section 3337.07 | Operation and control of dormitories.

The body corporate known as the president and trustees of the Ohio university may purchase a site therefor and construct, equip, maintain, and operate thereupon or upon sites within the campus of the university as it may designate therefor, buildings to be used as dormitories for students and members of the faculty and servants of the university, and to pay for same out of any funds in its possession derived from the operation of any dormitories under its control, or out of funds borrowed therefor, or out of funds appropriated therefor by the general assembly, or out of funds or property received by it by gift, grant, legacy, devise, or otherwise, for such purposes, and to borrow funds for such purposes upon such terms as it deems proper and to issue notes or other written instruments evidencing such indebtedness, provided that such indebtedness shall not be a claim against or a lien upon any property of the state or any property of or under the control of the president and board of trustees of the Ohio university excepting such part of the receipts of the operation of any dormitories under its control as the president and board of trustees of the Ohio university may pledge to secure the payment of any such indebtedness.

Section 3337.08 | Tax on lands donated to university.

A tax equal to the state tax upon like property shall be levied and collected upon all lands donated to the Ohio university, and held by lease from it or by deed from the governor or the university, including such parts of such lands as are, or may be, owned, occupied, or used by railroad companies as roadbeds, roadways, station houses, or for other purposes. Such taxes, when collected, shall be paid by the county treasurer of Athens county, upon the warrant of the county auditor, to the treasurer of the Ohio university, for its use.

Section 3337.09 | Tax in lieu of rent on lands held by lease.

The tax collected pursuant to section 3337.08 of the Revised Code upon lands held by lease, shall be in lieu of that portion of the rents due to the Ohio university. The tax collected from railroad companies, and paid to the university, shall not include the tax upon rolling stock.

Section 3337.10 | Ohio university college of osteopathic medicine.

There is hereby established the Ohio university college of osteopathic medicine the purpose of which shall be to provide instruction in the practice of osteopathic medicine. The college shall be a component college of Ohio university. The clinical instruction portions of the medical program shall be provided through the facilities of existing osteopathic and joint staff hospitals.

Section 3337.12 | Creation, maintenance and operation of college.

The board of trustees of the Ohio university may do all things necessary for the creation, proper maintenance, and continuous and successful operation of the college of osteopathic medicine, including but not limited to, setting the amount of tuition and other fees and charges, appointing and removing employees of the college as the interests of the university indicate and the generally accepted principles of academic tenure permit or require, setting the compensation to be paid for services and materials, and conferring degrees and granting diplomas in recognition of the successful completion of those programs of the college for which accreditation has been received from the appropriate national accrediting authorities.

Section 3337.13 | General assembly to support university - other sources.

The Ohio university college of osteopathic medicine shall be supported by the general assembly by such sums and in such manner as it may provide, but the board of trustees of Ohio university may accept support from other sources. The board of trustees may receive, hold, and manage any gift, grant, bequest, or devise of funds or property, real or personal, absolutely or in trust, to promote any of the purposes of the college. The board may enter into agreements as may be desirable in the conduct of the affairs of the college and may, in behalf of the state, lease or dispose of any property that comes into its possession if in so doing it does not violate any condition or trust to which such property is subject, if any.

Section 3337.14 | Educational programs.

Educational programs of the Ohio university college of osteopathic medicine shall emphasize the training of osteopathic doctors who will engage in the family practice of medicine. The college shall encourage its graduates to practice medicine in those areas of the state where the greatest need exists for osteopathic physicians. Eighty per cent of the students enrolled at any time in the college shall be either Ohio residents or nonresidents who have indicated their intention to practice medicine in this state for at least five years after completion of their undergraduate and post graduate medical training. Such indication of intent shall be made in writing in accordance with procedures adopted by the board of trustees of the university. The definition of "Ohio resident" shall be the same as that adopted by the board of regents for purposes of charging out-of-state tuition at state supported institutions of higher education.

Section 3337.15 | Ohio University Ironton branch.

There is hereby created a university branch, which shall be known as the Ohio university Ironton branch and which shall consist of the educational institution formerly known as the Ohio university academic center.

Upon the creation of the Ohio university Ironton branch, the branch shall in good faith consider cooperative agreements with other institutions of higher education in counties contiguous to Lawrence county. Consideration should be given to agreements that minimize the duplication of course offerings and maximize the number of programs available to Lawrence and surrounding counties. Such agreements may also include the sharing of facilities, faculty members, and other items considered mutually beneficial.

Section 3337.16 | Ohio university advisory committee.

(A) The president of Ohio university may create an advisory committee to do both of the following:

(1) Review the comprehensive land use plans and any updates of those land use plans prepared by Ohio university for the property conveyed to the university in Sub. H.B. 576 of the 117th general assembly;

(2) Comment on and periodically review the progress on the implementation of the comprehensive land use plans described in division (A)(1) of this section.

(B) The advisory committee created under division (A) of this section shall consist of the following members:

(1) The president of Ohio university or the president's designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the advisory committee;

(2) The mayor of the city of Athens or the mayor's designee;

(3) The following members appointed by the president of Ohio university:

(a) One Athens county commissioner;

(b) One to three individuals who reside in Athens county and have special knowledge and experience in land use planning, preservation, or economic development.

Vacancies on the committee shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments.