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CHAPTER I

5. OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS

The officers of the Board shall include a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Chancellor, and such other officers as the Board may from time to time or appoint.

5.1   Elected Officers and Responsibilities.

5.11  Chairman of the Board. The Chairman of the Board shall be elected from the membership of the Board at the regular November Board meeting to serve a one-year term to commence immediately upon election. He or she may succeed him or herself one time only. He or she shall appoint the membership of all Board committees; formally execute, in the Board’s name, all contracts and documents authorized by the Board; and, otherwise perform such other duties as a board chairman customarily performs.

5.12  Vice Chairman of the Board. A Vice Chairman shall be elected from the membership of the Board at the regular November Board meeting to serve a one-year term to commence immediately upon election. He or she may succeed him or herself one time only.

The Vice Chairman shall preside over meetings of the Board in the absence of the Chairman and shall succeed to the rights and powers of the Chairman in the event the Chairman is absent temporarily from the State.

5.13  Vacancies. If for any reason the office of the Chairman or Vice Chairman becomes vacant, the Board shall meet as soon as practicable (in a special called meeting if necessary) and elect a successor to fill the unexpired term of office.

5.2  Appointed Officers and Responsibilities

5.21   Chancellor. The Chancellor for the System shall be appointed by the Board of Regents, serve as secretary to the Board, and hold office without a fixed term and at the pleasure of the Board.

See Chapter II, Subparagraph 3.1, for a description of the duties and responsibilities of the Chancellor.

5.22   Chancellor Vacancy. A vacancy which occurs in the office of Chancellor shall be filled by an interim appointment. As soon as practicable after learning of the vacancy, the Chairman of the Board shall convene a special called meeting to recommend an Interim Chancellor to serve until a new Chancellor is selected in accordance with law and these Rules and Regulations.

5.23  Other Employees. All other employees of the System Administration Office shall be employed without fixed terms bythe Chancellor.