2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3202. Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education - Appointment of members - Eligibility - Removal - Vacancies.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-3202 (2018)

(a) The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, referred to in this section as the Board, established by Section 2, Article XIII-A, Oklahoma Constitution, shall consist of nine (9) members appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Provided, that persons now serving on such Board shall be members of and shall continue to serve on the Board for the terms for which they were appointed.

(b) Members shall be citizens of the state, not less than thirty-five (35) years of age, and shall not be employees or members of the staff or governing board of any constituent member of the State System; and no official or employee of the State of Oklahoma shall be eligible to serve on such Board. Not more than four members shall be from the same profession or occupation; and not more than three graduates of any one institution in the State System shall be eligible to serve as members during the same period of time. Not more than two members shall be from the same congressional district at the time said members are appointed; provided, if a county is divided among three (3) or more congressional districts, said limit shall not apply to members from that county; rather, there shall be a limit of not more than two (2) members from that county.

(c) Appointments shall be to numbered positions on the Board, and the terms of members of the Board shall be, as follows:

(1) Position No. 1. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 16th day of May, 1966, and each nine (9) years thereafter.

(2) Position No. 2. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 16th day of May, 1967, and each nine (9) years thereafter.

(3) Position No. 3. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 16th day of May, 1968, and each nine (9) years thereafter.

(4) Position No. 4. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 16th day of May, 1969, and each nine (9) years thereafter.

(5) Position No. 5. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 16th day of May, 1970, and each nine (9) years thereafter.

(6) Position No. 6. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 16th day of May, 1971, and each nine (9) years thereafter.

(7) Position No. 7. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 16th day of May, 1972, and each nine (9) years thereafter.

(8) Position No. 8. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 16th day of May, 1973, and each nine (9) years thereafter.

(9) Position No. 9. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 16th day of May, 1974, and each nine (9) years thereafter.

(d) Members shall be removable only for cause, as provided by law for the removal of officers not subject to impeachment.

(e) Vacancies on the Board shall be filled by the Governor, for the unexpired term, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Laws 1965, c. 396, § 202. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 257, § 14, emerg. eff. May 23, 1990.

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