Article III: Committees of the Board
Standing Committees of the Board
In addition to an Executive and Governance Committee, the Board will have standing committees to consider matters and address issues in the following areas, including but not limited to: Research, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Finance and Administration, Compliance and Audit, Athletics, Infrastructure, Strategic Planning, Government Affairs, and Institutional Advancement. Through the Committees, Board members explore critical governance issues and communicate with university administration and others who share in the governance of the institution.
No Committee may act for the Board on matters requiring Board action, except for the Executive and Governance Committee in emergency situations as noted in the Executive and Governance Committee Charter. All Committees shall refer such matters to the Board for appropriate action in a regular or special meeting.
Following Board elections, as outlined in Article I, Section 3, the Chair of the Board shall make committee appointments, including an appointment of a chairperson to each of the Committees. Each Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members, including the Committee chairperson and a member of the Executive Committee. The Student Regent shall serve on the Student Affairs and Student Life Committee, and may serve on any other committee, as appropriate. The President shall appoint ex officio members from among the officers of the University who, in consultation with the Committee chairs, shall be responsible for development of the Committee agendas and for making recommendations to the Board.
Ad Hoc Committees
Ad Hoc Committees may be established by the Chair, from time to time, as he or she may deem necessary or advisable to handle specific tasks or objectives in fulfillment of duties and responsibilities of the Board. However, such ad hoc committees shall refer all matters for action to the full Board, unless such authority has been expressly delegated to the ad hoc committee.