2017 ORS 352.076¹
Formation and maintenance of a governing board for public universities

(1) A governing board for a public university must be formed and maintained as provided in this section.

(2)(a) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the Governor shall appoint all of the 11 to 15 members of the governing board, subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner provided in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(b) The governing board must include one person who is a student enrolled at the university. The student shall be a voting member of the board.

(c) The governing board must include one person who is a member of the faculty of the university and one person who is a member of the nonfaculty staff of the university. For each appointment made under this paragraph, the Governor may appoint the person as either a voting or nonvoting member of the governing board.

(3) The president of the university shall be an ex officio nonvoting member of the governing board.

(4)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the term of office for each appointed member of the governing board is four years.

(b) The term of office of each student, faculty and nonfaculty staff member of the governing board is two years.

(c) A member of the governing board may not be appointed to serve more than two consecutive full terms.

(d) The Governor may remove any appointed member of the governing board at any time for cause, after notice and public hearing, but may not remove more than three members within a period of four years, unless it is for corrupt conduct in office.

(e) Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(5) The faculty and nonfaculty staff members of the governing board may not participate in any discussions or action by the board or attend any executive session of the board involving collective bargaining issues that affect faculty or nonfaculty staff at the university.

(6) The governing board shall select one of its members as chairperson and another as vice chairperson for such terms and with duties and powers as the board considers necessary for the performance of the functions of those offices. The governing board shall adopt bylaws concerning how a quorum is constituted and when a quorum is necessary.

(7) The governing board shall meet at least four times per year, and may meet at the call of the chairperson or a majority of the voting members of the board. [2013 c.768 §6; 2014 c.113 §7; 2017 c.440 §10]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 352—Public Universities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors352.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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