A. The Extension Partnership shall be governed by a 24-member board of trustees (the board) consisting of (i) three presidents of comprehensive community colleges; two presidents of baccalaureate public institutions of higher education; one president of a baccalaureate private institution of higher education; and 15 nonlegislative citizen members representing manufacturing industries, to be appointed by the Governor and (ii) the director of the Center for Innovative Technology, the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and the Secretary of Technology, to serve ex officio with voting privileges.
B. Appointments shall be for terms of four years. Ex officio members of the board shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. All members may be reappointed. No member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms; however, a member appointed to serve an unexpired term is eligible to serve two consecutive four-year terms immediately succeeding such unexpired term.
C. The board shall elect a chairman and a vice-chairman from among its membership. The board shall elect a secretary and a treasurer who need not be members of the board. The board may elect other subordinate officers who need not be members of the board.
E. The board may adopt, alter, or repeal its own bylaws that govern the manner in which its business may be transacted and may form committees and advisory councils, which may include representatives who are not board members.
1992, cc. 217, 668, § 23-231.9; 1994, cc. 31, 383; 1997, c. 324; 2004, c. 989; 2016, c. 588.