2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-4413. Tulsa Community College.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-4413 (2018)

A. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education shall have authority to establish a two-year community college in Tulsa County to serve Tulsa County and surrounding area, if provision is made locally for the donation, to the State of Oklahoma, of a suitable site for the college, which shall be known as the Tulsa Community College and shall be an integral part of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education; and shall be entitled to the same privileges and be subject to the same laws as other member institutions of such State System.

B. After the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have acted to establish the Tulsa Community College, there shall be created the Board of Regents of the Tulsa Community College, which shall consist of seven (7) members, to be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Four members of said Board shall be residents of Tulsa County. Appointments shall be to numbered positions on the Board, and the terms of members of the Board shall be as follows:

Position No. 1. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 30th day of June, 1969, and each seven (7) years thereafter.

Position No. 2. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 30th day of June, 1970, and each seven (7) years thereafter.

Position No. 3. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 30th day of June, 1971, and each seven (7) years thereafter.

Position No. 4. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 30th day of June, 1972, and each seven (7) years thereafter.

Position No. 5. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 30th day of June, 1973, and each seven (7) years thereafter.

Position No. 6. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 30th day of June, 1974, and each seven (7) years thereafter.

Position No. 7. The term of office of one member shall expire on the 30th day of June, 1975, and each seven (7) years thereafter.

Vacancies in positions on the Board shall be filled by the Governor for the unexpired term, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. No member of the Board shall be employed upon any work to be performed in connection with the Tulsa Community College, nor shall any member of said Board enter into any contract or business transaction involving a financial consideration with the Tulsa Community College. Each member of the Board of Regents of the Tulsa Community College shall take and subscribe to the oaths required of state officials generally. Each member of the Board shall be allowed necessary travel expenses, as may be approved by the Board, pursuant to the State Travel Reimbursement Act.

C. The Board of Regents of the Tulsa Community College shall be a body corporate, and shall adopt and use an official seal. It shall annually elect a chairperson, a vice-chairperson, and a secretary, each of whom shall serve for a term of one (1) fiscal year and until his or her successor is elected and qualified, and who shall perform such duties as the Board directs; and each of whom shall furnish a corporate surety bond payable to the State of Oklahoma, in such amount as the Board may prescribe, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his or her duties. The Board shall adopt rules as it deems necessary for the governing of the Board and the discharge of its duties, and shall cause to be kept the minutes of all meetings and transactions considered at each meeting, in a suitable book to be obtained and kept for such purpose. The Board of Regents of the Tulsa Community College shall be the governing Board of the community college and shall have the supervision and management thereof and shall have the same powers and duties as governing boards of other institutions in The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and may do all things necessary or convenient to make the community college effective for the functions and purposes for which it shall have been established. Following the establishment of the Tulsa Community College by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Board of Regents of the college shall develop a comprehensive plan for implementing the functions, purposes and educational programs of the Tulsa Community College as prescribed by the State Regents in the establishment of the institution, which plan shall be submitted for review and approval of said State Regents.

D. The name change from Tulsa Junior College to Tulsa Community College shall not affect in any manner whatsoever any legal relationships, bonds, contracts, supervisory authority by the Board of Regents, title to property, obligations, or any other phase or aspect of the legal status of the institution for any purpose, except that the institution shall be referred to as the "Tulsa Community College" in all future references to the institution and in all constitutional and statutory references currently in law.

E. It is the intent of the Legislature that supplies, including but not limited to letterheads, which on the effective date of this section carry or are labeled with the name "Tulsa Junior College" shall be utilized after the effective date of this section until such supplies are depleted. Any new supplies ordered for use after the effective date of this section shall bear the name "Tulsa Community College". For purposes of this section, "supplies" shall not mean signs designating the name of the college.

Added by Laws 1968, c. 278, § 4, emerg. eff. May 2, 1968. Amended by Laws 1985, c. 178, § 66, operative July 1, 1985; Laws 1996, c. 276, § 7, emerg. eff. May 30, 1996.

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