Article 1.1 The Board of Trustees
Organization and Operation of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Overseers
Sec. 1.1.1 Powers of the Board
In accordance with the statutory authority of the Commonwealth of Kentucky,
the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville shall exercise final
jurisdiction over the University. It shall select the President of the
University; and upon recommendation of the President, it shall make all
appointments to the faculty and all appointments of individuals in administrative
capacities who serve at the pleasure of the Board. The Board of Trustees
shall adopt a budget annually for the ensuing year and grant all degrees
conferred by the University.
Sec. 1.1.2 Voting by the Board
Each member of the Board of Trustees shall have a full and independent
right to vote upon matters coming before the Board.
Sec. 1.1.3 Meetings of the Board
Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be held monthly, subject
to modification as directed by the Board. Special meetings of the Board
shall be held at the call of the Chairman or the President of the University
or upon the request of three or more voting members of the Board.
Sec. 1.1.4 Officers and Committees of the Board
The officers of the Board shall consist of a Chairman, a Vice Chairman,
a Secretary, and a Treasurer who shall also be a member of any committee
on finance. The standing committees of the Board shall be an Executive
Committee as provided in the By-laws of the Board and any committees established
by the Board pursuant to its By-laws. [This section revised by
the Board of Trustees 11/25/02
Sec. 1.1.5 Suspension or Removal of University Personnel
Article 1.2 Board of Overseers
Board action in suspension or removal of University personnel is required
only in those instances wherein the power of appointment has not been delegated
to the President. Any administrator serving at the pleasure of the Board
may be suspended or removed by the President, except that such action is
subject to ratification by the Board.
Removal of the President or a faculty member for incompetence, for neglect
of or refusal to perform his or her duty, or for immoral conduct shall
be taken in accordance with the minimum procedures as set out in KRS 164.360.
Additional procedures relating to the termination of tenured faculty members
before the end of their contract term are further set out in The Redbook
to provide access to full academic due process for all individuals whose
services to the University are discontinued in such circumstances.
Sec. 1.2.1 Membership of the Board
The Board of Overseers of the University of Louisville shall consist of
fifty-one voting members, at least two-thirds of whom shall reside in the
Commonwealth of Kentucky. The membership shall be broadly representative
of the public.
Sec. 1.2.2 Election of the Board
Membership on the Board of Overseers for both voting and nonvoting members
shall be by appointment in accordance with procedures set out in the By-laws
of the Board.
Sec. 1.2.3 Purpose
The Board of Overseers shall be a body advisory to the President of the
University with specific responsibility to assist the Office of the President
in accordance with the following objectives:
To maintain and enhance the quality and efficiency of the University's
To serve as a resource to the President for strategic planning and other
To strengthen external relations.
To assist the University in identifying and obtaining resources.
Sec. 1.2.4 Organization of the Board
A set of By-laws shall be established by the Board of Overseers. Such By-laws
shall provide for membership, officers, committees, meetings and such other
matters as may be necessary to carry out the duties of the Board of Overseers.
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