2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:64G-4 - Board of trustees, membership, organization, committees.
18A:64G-4 Board of trustees, membership, organization, committees.
4. a. The government, control, conduct, management and administration of the university shall be vested in the board of trustees of the university. The membership of the board of trustees shall consist of the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, who shall serve ex officio, without vote, and 19 voting members appointed by the Governor as follows: two members shall be appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of the Senate President; two members shall be appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of the Speaker of the General Assembly; and 15 members shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. A voting member shall serve for a term of five years and shall serve until his successor is appointed and has qualified. No trustee shall be appointed who is an employee or paid official of any hospital affiliated with the university. Any vacancies in the voting membership of the board occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment but for the unexpired term only. Each voting member of the board of trustees before entering upon his duties shall take and subscribe an oath to perform the duties of his office faithfully, impartially and justly to the best of his ability. A record of such oath shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State. Each voting member of the board may be removed from office by the Governor, for cause, after a public hearing.
In the case of the initial terms of the additional members of the board appointed pursuant to P.L.2006, c.95, three members shall serve for a term of five years, three members shall serve for a term of four years, and two members shall serve for a term of three years.
b.The members of the board of trustees shall meet at the call of the Governor for purposes of organizing. The board shall thereafter meet at such times and places as it shall designate.
c.The Governor shall designate one of the voting members as chairman of the board. The board shall select such other officers from among its members as shall be deemed necessary.
d.The board shall have the power to appoint and regulate the duties, functions, powers and procedures of committees, standing or special, from its members and such advisory committees or bodies, as it may deem necessary or conducive to the efficient management and operation of the university, consistent with this act and other applicable statutes. The board shall include representatives from the faculty, the appropriate bargaining unit, and the student body on relevant advisory committees or bodies.
L.1970, c.102, s.4; amended 1970, c.311; 1981, c.325, s.5; 1992, c.84, s.4; 1994, c.48, s.168; 2006, c.95, s.1; 2009, c.308, s.29.
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