A. The board shall consist of 15 members appointed by the Governor, of whom three shall be alumni of the university, and at least 10 shall be residents of Virginia. All appointments shall be for a term of four years. No member shall serve for more than two consecutive four-year terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired terms. The remainder of any term to which a member is appointed to fill a vacancy shall not constitute a term in determining the member’s eligibility for reappointment. Of the four additional members appointed to the board on July 1, 2008, the Governor shall appoint two members for an initial term of four years, and two members for an initial term of two years. Thereafter, such members and their successors shall be appointed for a term of four years, in accordance with the provisions of this section.
B. The Governor may appoint alumni visitors from a list of qualified persons submitted to him upon the recommendation of the National Alumni Association of Virginia State University on or before July 1 of any year in which the terms of such visitors shall expire. The alumni association shall submit the names of at least three qualified alumni for each such vacancy.
1964, c. 70; 1979, c. 147; 1993, c. 697; 1999, c. 752; 2008, cc. 465, 477.