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Lincoln University, PA

RESOLUTION 226
February 18, 2006


AMENDMENT TO THE BY-LAWS OF LINCOLN                                                                     RES226_021806
UNIVERSITY: ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS



WHEREAS, The By-Laws of Lincoln University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, adopted by the Board of Trustees on November 20, 1999 (amended July 1, 2005), is the official document governing the policy directives and the management of the University; and

WHEREAS, 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, and in the event that any Trustee shall be absent from three consecutive regular meetings with or without being excused by the Chair of the Board, then the Board may declare a vacancy among the same class of Trustee, which shall be filled in the manner prescribed for the filling of vacancies occurring from death, resignation or other cause.  With regard to Commonwealth Trustees, the appropriate appointing authority shall be so informed.

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

WHEREAS, There is a desire to clarify the attendance requirement of Trustees as specified in Article III, Section 9 of the By-Laws; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Article III, Section 9 of the By-Laws shall be amended as follows:

It shall be the duty of each voting Trustee to attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees unless excused by the Chair of the Board, and in the event that any voting Trustee shall be absent from three consecutive regular meetings with or without being excused by the Chair of the Board, then the Board may declare a vacancy among the same class of voting Trustee, which shall be filled in the manner prescribed for the filling of vacancies occurring from death, resignation or other cause.  With regards to Commonwealth Trustees, the appropriate appointing authority shall be so informed.
While it is the duty of each voting 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.

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