Article IV: Structure of the Board of Trustees

Officers and Committees

Section 19: The officers of the Board of Trustees shall be a Chair and Vice Chair. The standing committees which shall be chosen from the Trustees shall be:

  1. an Executive Committee;
  2. a Finance Committee;
  3. an Investment Committee;
  4. a Nominating & Governance Committee;
  5. an Education Committee;
  6. a Student Affairs Committee;
  7. a Conference Committee;
  8. an Advancement Committee;
  9. a College Relations Committee;
  10. an Audit Committee;
  11. a Five Colleges and Technology Committee; and
  12. an Institutional Risk Committee.

Other Officers

Section 20: The Board may appoint such additional officers as it deems necessary.

Special Committees

Section 21: The Board or the Chair of the Board may appoint special committees in such manner and at such times as they deem appropriate.

Quorum and Call for Meetings

Section 22:Except as otherwise expressly provided in these bylaws, a majority of the members of any of the foregoing committees must be present at the meeting in order to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Meetings of any committee shall be called by the chair of the Committee, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, or the President of the College or by the Secretary of the College whenever requested to do so by any of the preceding individuals.

Elections of Board Officers and Committees

Section 23: The Chair and Vice Chair of the Board will be elected by the Board on the recommendation of the Nominating & Governance Committee. The membership and the chair or co-chairs of each committee shall be designated annually by the Chair of the Board, reviewed and recommended for approval by the Nominating and Governance Committee and approved annually at a regular or special meeting of the Board. The President shall be an ex officio voting member of each committee.

Chair of the Board

Section 24: The Chair of the Board of Trustees shall preside at the meetings of the Board, shall exercise general oversight of its activities and may on appropriate occasions represent and speak for the Board. The Chair shall counsel with the President of the College as circumstances may require and shall execute other duties which ordinarily pertain to the office of the Chair. The Chair of the Board shall chair the Executive Committee and shall be a voting member ex officio of all committees of the Board.

Vice Chair

Section 25: The Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, in the absence of the Chair of the Board of Trustees, shall perform all the duties of the Chair, unless the Board of Trustees shall otherwise provide.

--Amended and Restated By Vote of the Board of Trustees October 29, 2011