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1.2 Officers and Duties of Officers of the Board of Trustees

1.2.1 Officers
1.2.2 Election of Officers/Term of Office/Vacancy
1.2.3 Chairperson
1.2.4 Vice Chairperson
1.2.5 Secretary
1.2.6 Treasurer
1.2.7 Executive Committee

1.2.1

Officers

The officers of the Board of Trustees shall be a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer, all of whom shall be members of the Board. The positions of Secretary and Treasurer may be combined, if the Board so decides by majority vote.

The officers shall perform those duties as need be provided by these bylaws not inconsistent with the Community College Act and current statutes.

MCL 389.111(3); MCL 389.113(2).

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1.2.2

Election of Officers/Term of Office/Vacancy Officers/Term of Office/Vacancy

All officers of the Board shall be nominated from the floor and elected by roll call vote at the organizational meeting of the Board provided for in 1.4.2.

Each officer of the Board shall be elected for a term of two (2) years or such shorter time as the Board shall determine, shall assume office immediately upon election, and shall hold office until a qualified successor shall be elected. In the case of a vacancy in any office, such vacancy shall be filled as soon as practicable by electing a successor to the unexpired term of office. This provision does not preclude the re-election of an officer.

MCL 389.111(3).

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1.2.3

Chairperson

The Chairperson shall provide leadership in planning the work of the Board, shall preside at all meetings of the Board, and shall decide all questions of rule and order. The Chairperson shall appoint and establish all committees and committee Board appointments unless the committee members are designated or their appointment is otherwise provided for in the motion or resolution establishing the committee, shall be an ex-officio member of all committees, and shall perform such other duties as these bylaws and state law provide or the Board may prescribe. The Chairperson shall act for the Board when such action is required by law in signing contracts and other official documents, shall represent the Board of Trustees or designate a representative upon occasion when such representation is deemed desirable, shall act as the spokesperson for the Community College, consistent with 1.7.5 and 1.7.6, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law, consistent with Governance Policy GP-303.

(Amended 10/17/05, 9/18/06)

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1.2.4

Vice Chairperson

The Vice Chairperson shall support the Chairperson in his or her duties, shall assume the duties of the Chairperson in the event of his or her absence or incapacity, and shall perform other duties as these bylaws and state law provide or the Board may prescribe.

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1.2.5

Secretary

The Secretary shall, through the administrative assistant to the Board, cause to be kept a proper record of all meetings of the Board, shall see that proper notices required by law are published or posted, that Board members are properly notified of all meetings, that all records to the Board are available for public inspection, that minutes of previous meetings are supplied to all members as required by these bylaws and, in general, shall perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned to him or her by the Board or are required by these bylaws or state law. In the absence or inability of the Secretary to act, any officer may act in his or her place.

(Amended 9/18/06)

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1.2.6

Treasurer

The Treasurer, in conjunction with the Finance and the Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees, based on financial policies and parameters adopted by the Board and internal and independent audits of college financial records, shall review and exam reports of the Chief Financial Officer. The Treasurer, Finance and Audit and Committee shall monitor and safeguard the financial condition of the College, through the Chief Financial Officer, including but not limited to receiving, holding in custody, investing and handling all funds of the College as directed by the Board; dispersing funds of the College as he or she may be ordered by the Board, and shall perform such other duties as these bylaws and state law or the Board may prescribe.

The Treasurer, through the Chief Financial Officer of the College, shall each year, after the Board of Trustees has determined the tax rate to be levied and certified the amount of taxes to be raised, notify the proper assessing officers of each city and township contained in the College District.

The Treasurer and all designated assistants shall be bonded by a surety company approved by the Board in such amount as the Board may determine. The premium for said bond shall be an expense of the College.

(Amended 9/18/06)

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1.2.7

Executive Committee

The Board of Trustees shall have an Executive Committee. The members of the committee shall be the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive Committee shall perform those duties as need be provided by these bylaws consistent with the Board Governance Policies, the Community College Act and current state and federal statutes.

(Adopted 3/19/07)

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