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IC 21-20-3
Chapter 3. Board of Trustees

IC 21-20-3-1
Name of board of trustees

The name of the board of trustees of Indiana University is "the trustees of Indiana University".
As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-2
Board; membership

The board of trustees has nine (9) members.
As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-3
Board; residency requirement

This section does not apply to the student trustee appointed to the board of trustees. Not more than:

  1. one (1) of the trustees elected to the board of trustees; and
  2. two (2) of the trustees appointed to the board of trustees; may reside in the same county.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-4
Board; elections

(a) Three (3) members of the board of trustees shall be elected by the alumni of Indiana University under this chapter. In the year in which the term of any member of the board of trustees elected by the alumni expires, a successor to the trustee shall be elected by the alumni of Indiana University, to serve for a term of three (3) years beginning July 1 next succeeding the election.

(b) When a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board of trustees who are elected by the alumni, because of death, resignation, or any other reason, the vacancy shall be filled by election by the alumni, for the unexpired term.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-5
Board; alumni elections

The members of the board of trustees who are elected by the alumni of Indiana University must be alumni of Indiana University.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-6
Registry of alumni

A registry of the names and addresses of the alumni of Indiana University shall be kept, and corrected from time to time, by the president of Indiana University or the president's designated representative. The alumni of Indiana University consist of those persons who have been awarded a degree by the board of trustees of Indiana University as recommended by the faculty.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-7
Alumni nominations

(a) Any one hundred (100) or more alumni of Indiana University may file with the librarian of Indiana University on or before April 1 in each year a written nomination for a trustee to be elected by the alumni at the next election.

(b) After April 1, but not later than June 1, a list of all candidates nominated under this section shall be mailed by the librarian to each alumnus at the alumnus's address.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-8
Elections; date

The election of members of the board of trustees shall be held at Indiana University on the secular day immediately preceding July 1, at 9 a.m. At that time trustees shall be elected to:

  1. serve for a term of three (3) years from July 1 next succeeding the trustee's election; and
  2. complete any unexpired term or terms.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-9
Alumnus voting procedures

(a) Each alumnus may send to the librarian, over the alumnus's signature, at any time before the election of a trustee or trustees, the vote for the trustee or trustees that the alumnus would be entitled to cast if personally present at the election. The ballots and the containers in which the ballots are submitted must be:

  1. prepared and furnished by the librarian; and
  2. designed as to enable the librarian to ascertain the name of the voter, and to determine whether the voter is entitled to participate in the election, without knowing for whom the voter casts a ballot.

(b) The librarian shall deliver all votes cast in the election, to be opened and counted at the election, together with the votes cast by those alumni who are personally present and entitled to vote at the election.

(c) An alumnus may not cast more than one (1) vote.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-10
Votes

The person receiving the greatest number of votes cast shall be declared the elected trustee. If two (2) or more persons receive an equal and the greatest number of votes cast, the librarian shall cast lots to determine which of the persons shall be declared the elected trustee.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-11
Board; terms

The term of an elected trustee expires July 1 of the year in which the terms are to end.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-12
Board; appointments

(a) The governor shall appoint five (5) members of the board of trustees for terms of
three (3) years.

(b) Whenever a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board of trustees who are appointed by the governor because of death, resignation, removal from the state, or for any other reason, the vacancy shall be filled by an appointment of the governor for the unexpired term.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-13
Board; student appointment

The governor shall appoint to the board of trustees a member who must be a full- time student of Indiana University during the two (2) year tenure of the appointment.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-14
Search and screen committee; creation

(a) To aid the governor in the selection of the student member, a search and screen committee is created consisting of:

  1. one (1) representative of the governor; and
  2. at least four (4) students chosen by the elected student government representatives of the student body, including at least one (1) student from each campus of the university, main and regional.

(b) The search and screen committee shall establish the mode and criteria to be used in the selection of student nominees to serve on the board of trustees.

(c) The search and screen committee shall submit a list of at least ten (10) names to the governor for consideration.

(d) The governor shall select one (1) of these names for appointment as a trustee of the university in accordance with this chapter.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-15
Board; vacancies

The board of trustees shall declare vacant the seat of any trustee who is:

  1. absent from two (2) successive meetings of the board of trustees; or
  2. guilty of any gross immorality or breach of the bylaws of Indiana University.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-16
Board; emergency appointments

(a) This section applies if an emergency is declared by the faculty after a session of the board of trustees has been called that the board of trustee members who do not reside in Monroe County failed to attend.

(b) Three (3) trustees who reside in Monroe County may fill vacancies in the faculty of Indiana University and the board of trustees. If there are not three (3) trustees in attendance after an emergency is declared, the:

  1. trustees who attend; and
  2. members of the faculty who attend; shall fill the vacancies.

(c) Appointments made under this section expire at the next meeting of the board of trustees.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.