2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:64E-17 - Membership of board of trustees; organization.

18A:64E-17 Membership of board of trustees; organization.

6. a. Membership of the board of trustees shall consist of the Governor, or his designee, and the Mayor of Newark, as ex officio nonvoting members, and, as voting members, up to 15 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The board shall recommend potential new members to the Governor. The composition and size of the board of trustees shall be determined by the board. The terms of office of appointed members shall be for four years which shall commence on July 1 and expire on June 30. All trustees shall serve after the expiration of their terms until their successors shall have been appointed and qualified. Trustees appointed by the Governor may be removed from the office by the Governor, for cause, after notice and opportunity to be heard. Any vacancy that may occur in the board of trustees shall be filled by appointment in like manner for the unexpired term only.

b. Members of the board as of the effective date of this act shall continue in office until the expiration of their respective terms and the qualification in office of their successors.

c. All voting members of the board of trustees, before undertaking the duties of their office, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the State of New Jersey and of the United States, to bear allegiance to the government of the State, and to perform the duties of their office faithfully, impartially and justly, to the best of their ability.

d. Members of the board of trustees shall not receive compensation for their services. Each trustee shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of his duties or in rendering service as a member of or on behalf of the board or any committee of the board.

e. The board of trustees shall elect its chairperson from among its voting members annually in July. The board shall select such other officers from among its members as shall be deemed necessary.

f. No voting member of the board of trustees shall be a salaried official of the State of New Jersey, or shall receive remuneration for services from the university. If any member of the board shall become ineligible by reason of the foregoing, a vacancy in his office as trustee shall thereby occur.

g. The board of trustees 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.

L.1995, c.400, s.6; amended 2009, c.308, s.28.

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