2011 Indiana Code
TITLE 23. BUSINESS AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS
ARTICLE 13. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER 19. WABASH COLLEGE

IC 23-13-19
Chapter 19. Wabash College

IC 23-13-19-1
Body corporate and politic; appointment of faculty; powers and duties
Sec. 1. (a) Wabash College is a body corporate and politic that has perpetual succession.
(b) The board of trustees of Wabash College shall have power to appoint a faculty in said college consisting of a president, professors, and tutors, as the necessities of the institution may demand. The faculty so appointed, by and with the approbation of the board of trustees, shall have power to grant and confer such degrees in the liberal arts and sciences as are usually granted and conferred in other colleges in the United States. However, no degrees shall be conferred, or diplomas granted, except to students who have acquired the same proficiency in the liberal arts and sciences as is customary in other colleges in the United States.
(c) The board of trustees shall also have power to:
(1) contract, and be contracted with;
(2) acquire, hold, enjoy, and transfer property, real or personal, in their corporate capacity;
(3) have and use a common seal, and alter the same at pleasure;
(4) sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity;
(5) receive and accept any grant, gift, donation, bequest or conveyance, by any person, company, or corporation of any property, real or personal: and hold and enjoy and dispose of the same as may be deemed best for the interests of said college;
(6) make, ordain, establish, and execute such bylaws, rules, and ordinances, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, or of this state, as they shall deem necessary for the welfare of said institution; and
(7) do all other acts in pursuance thereof necessary for the prosperity of said college.
(Formerly: Acts 1834, c.18, s.1.) As added by Acts 1982, P.L.146, SEC.3.

IC 23-13-19-2
Board of trustees; members; elections; alumni trustees
Sec. 2. The board of trustees of Wabash College shall consist of twenty-one (21) members, one (1) of whom shall be the president of the college, and whose term of office as trustee shall be of equal duration with his incumbency of the presidency of the college. The other twenty (20) members shall be elected for a term of four (4) years, in classes of five (5) each year, as the successors of the trustees whose terms of office will expire in that year. A trustee may succeed himself in office. All of such elections shall be by a majority vote of the trustees in office present and voting at the election

meeting. However, two (2) trustees in each even-numbered year and one (1) trustee in each odd-numbered year shall be chosen by the alumni of the college by the process provided in section 3 of this chapter and shall be known as "alumni trustees".
(Formerly: Acts 1834, c.18, s.2; Acts 1851, c.102, s.5; Acts 1901, c.19, s.1,2; Acts 1933, c.197, s.1; Acts 1973, P.L.337, SEC.1; Acts 1978, P.L.153, SEC.1.) As added by Acts 1982, P.L.146, SEC.3.

IC 23-13-19-3
Selection of alumni trustees
Sec. 3. (a) The alumni trustees shall be selected as provided in this section.
(b) At the annual meeting of the alumni association of Wabash College, a committee of canvassers consisting of three (3) alumni, at least one (1) of whom shall be a resident of Montgomery County, Indiana, shall be elected to serve for the ensuing year and until their successors are elected. At the first meeting of the board of directors of the National Association of Wabash Men in the calendar year that the alumni trustees or trustees are to be elected, the board shall nominate at least four (4) persons in even-numbered years and at least three (3) persons in odd-numered years, all of such persons to be alumni of the college, as its choice of candidates for the position or positions of alumni trustee to be voted for by the alumni in the election.
(c) On the fourth Tuesday of February in each year, the registrar shall mail from Crawfordsville, Indiana, to each alumnus of the college a ballot which lists the names of the candidates selected by the board of directors of the National Association of Wabash Men, along with spaces for two (2) "write-in" candidates in even-numbered years and a space for a "write-in" candidate in odd-numbered years. The ballot shall also contain information and instructions concerning the time and manner of voting. Each alumnus is entitled to vote for two (2) candidates in even-numbered years, and for one (1) candidate in odd-numbered years. Each alumnus, having designated on his ballot his two (2) choices or his one (1) choice for the positions or position of alumni trustee, as the case may be, shall sign this ballot and mail it to the committee of canvassers in care of the registrar's office, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. On the fourth Tuesday of April in each year, the ballots shall be opened and canvassed by the committee of canvassers. Within three (3) days thereafter the committee shall certify to the secretary of the board of trustees the names of the two (2) candidates in even-numbered years and the name of the one (1) candidate in odd-numbered years, receiving the highest number of votes. At its next meeting following the fourth Tuesday in April of each year, the board of trustees shall elect to its membership the two (2) candidates or the one (1) candidate, as the case may be, whose names or name has been so certified to the board's secretary by the committee of canvassers.
(d) If, in any year, for any cause, the alumni fail to select the alumni trustee or trustees as provided in this section, the board of

trustees shall elect, by a majority vote of the trustees in office present and voting at the election meeting, two (2) alumni in even-numbered years or one (1) alumnus in odd-numbered years, as the case may be, to serve as alumni trustees of Wabash College. Subject to the provisions of this chapter, the trustees shall, by a majority vote of their number present and voting at the time of such election, elect successor trustees in the event of the death or resignation of any of their number. Any vacancies so filled shall be for the unexpired term of the trustee whose death or resignation has caused such vacancy.
(e) The word "alumnus," as used throughout this section, means any person holding a degree in a course from the college and any person who has been in residence at the college one (1) year or more. The word "alumnus" does not include any person actively on the rolls of the college as an undergraduate at the time of any annual election of trustees, or any person without a degree who entered the college with a class which has not yet graduated at the time of any annual election.
(Formerly: Acts 1834, c.18, s.2; Acts 1851, c.102, s.5; Acts 1901, c.19, s.1,2; Acts 1933, c.197, s.1; Acts 1973, P.L.337, SEC.1; Acts 1978, P.L.153, SEC.1.) As added by Acts 1982, P.L.146, SEC.3.

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