Sec. 2-304. Duties of the Chairperson.

The Chairperson shall perform the following duties:

  1. Preside at meetings of the Board.
  2. Facilitate the business of the Board.
  3. Arrange with the President for adequate resources to be available for Board information and discussion.
  4. Provide reasonable opportunity for all parties or viewpoints to be heard on an issue, so that the issue is adequately addressed.
  5. Appoint Trustees to committees of the Board consistent with this part, and appoint Trustees as representatives to other organizations except where specifically otherwise provided.
  6. Sign official documents as required.
  7. Represent the Board at University functions, or appoint Board representatives to University functions, as required.
  8. Work with the President to establish the agenda for all Board meetings.
  9. Serve as the official spokesperson on all matters relating to Board action.
  10. Work with the President or his/her representative on legislative matters.
  11. Establish and maintain rapport with the governing boards of other institutions of higher education.
  12. Serve as an active participant at the state and national levels with regard to Board activities and concerns.
  13. Contribute leadership and talents in fundraising activities for the University as required.
  14. Act as liaison between the Board and the President on concerns of either party.
  15. Provide leadership and seek to foster an esprit de corps among the Trustees, helping them to function as a unit.
  16. Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or by the Board.

Cross References:

Subpart 2-2. Formal meetings of the Board.

Sec. 2-401. Executive Committee.

Sec. 2-405. Finance Committee.

Sec. 2-408. Academic Affairs/Student Affairs Committee.