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Lincoln University, PA
 

RESOLUTION 183
September 18, 2004


AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS OF LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
  
WHEREAS, The By-Laws of Lincoln University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, adopted by the Board of Trustees on November 20, 1999, is the official document governing the policy directives and the management of the University; and

WHEREAS, The By-Laws are silent with respect to the official tenure of the Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary of the Board; and

WHEREAS, Under Article III, Section 2 states that, "The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees in addition to the annual April meeting shall be held on the third Saturday in September, November, and February at such time and place as shall be designated by standing resolutions of the Board," without exception; and

WHEREAS, Under Article III, Section 9 states that, "It shall be the duty of each Trustee to attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees unless excused by the Chair of the Board," without exception; and

WHEREAS, The By-Laws are silent with respect to the duties of the Vice Chair; and

WHEREAS, Under Article IV, Section 3, the By-Laws are silent with respect to who names the Treasurer; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary of the Lincoln University Board of Trustees shall serve a two-year term, beginning July 1 and ending June 30, and may be re-elected; and further

RESOLVED, That in no case will the Chair, Vice Chair, or Secretary serve more than four years consecutively; and further

RESOLVED, That to avoid conflicts with such events as holidays and unforeseen circumstances (Acts of God) the Board Chair shall have the authority to adjust the meeting date of the regularly scheduled meetings of the Board with the appropriate notice requirements as prescribed in the By-Laws; and further

RESOLVED, That while it is the duty of each Trustee to attend the regularly scheduled Board meetings, the Board of Trustees shall allow a one-time telephonic participation by a member of the Board during the fiscal year as a non-voting member, not to be included in the quorum count; and further
 
RESOLVED, That a section in the By-Laws will reflect that, for any circumstance requiring a vote on any personnel matters relating to the President of the University or Board Officers, telephonic participation will not be permitted; and further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees recommends the following duties for the Vice Chair of the Board:  The Vice Chair shall be an Ex-officio member of committees of the Board of Trustees as directed by the Chair.  In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall preside over all meetings of the Board and shall discharge the duties pertaining to the office of the Chair; and further

RESOLVED, That with the approval of the Board of Trustees, the President shall name the Chief Fiscal Officer as Treasurer; and further

RESOLVED, That the effective date of this Resolution will be July 1, 2005.
 

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