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Article 3 - Meetings of the Board

Section 1. Regular Meetings

The board shall hold its regular annual meeting each year, on the first Monday in June, at the main campus of the University, unless the board in regular session determines to hold its meeting at some other time and place. Thereafter, the board shall hold quarterly meetings on the first Monday of each third month after the annual meeting, unless the board shall in regular session determine to hold its quarterly meeting at some other time and place.

Section 2. Special Meetings

Special meetings of the board may be assembled by either of the two following methods:

  • A special meeting may be called by the Governor with a written notice to each trustee at least 10 days in advance of the meeting.

  • Upon the application in writing of any three members of the board, the Governor shall call a special meeting, naming the time and place, and causing notices to be issued in writing to the several members of the board. The Governor shall mail a written notice to each trustee at least 10 days in advance of the date of the meeting.

The executive committee and any other committee or subcommittee of the board shall hold meetings at such times and on such dates as the board may provide. All meetings of the board shall be subject to and comply with all applicable provisions of state law.

Section 3. Quorum

Six members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day until a quorum is present.

Section 4. Attendance

Members of the board must be present and in the room at any board meeting for the determination of a quorum and, if a quorum is present, for a vote to be taken on any matter put before the board for vote or approval unless otherwise allowed by law.

Section 5. Order of Business

Each meeting shall be conducted under general parliamentary rules of procedure as may be adopted by the board. Voting on all matters coming before the board or any of its committees shall be taken and recorded in the manner prescribed by the board and as allowed by law.

Section 6. Open Meetings and Executive Session

All sessions of the Board of Trustees and its committees shall be governed by the Alabama Open Meetings Act, Section 36-25-1-11. All meetings of the board and its committees shall be open to the public with certain exceptions as defined by the Act. The Board of Trustees may go into executive session for any purpose and in any manner allowed by law.

The Preamble Article 5 - President of the University
Article 1 - The Corporation Article 6 - Collective Authority and Action
Article 2 - The Board of Trustees Article 7 - Amendments
Article 3 - Meetings of the Board Article 8 - Repeal
Article 4 - Officers and Organization of the Board

Approved and Adopted on October 12, 2012

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