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Board of Governors Bylaws
The Board shall meet in regular session not less than six times in each fiscal year, and as agreed to by the Board, or at the call of the Chair or the President of the University. The President shall call an emergency meeting of the Board within 10 days upon the written request of any six members of the Board, which meeting shall be limited to the emergency agenda item(s) identified in such a request.
The annual meeting will be held in June of each year.
Meetings will ordinarily be held at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, but may be held at such other times and places as the Board may determine.
A majority of members (7) shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may meet and adjourn to some other time or until a quorum is obtained. Telephonic or other real-time means of attending the meeting shall qualify toward the quorum, but non-voting members do not count toward the quorum.
The business at each meeting shall be conducted under general parliamentary rules set forth in Robert's Rules of Order as modified by the Board.
The agenda for every meeting of the Board shall be prepared by the President in consultation with the Chair. Any member of the Board of Governors may present to any meeting of the Board any item whether or not the same is on the agenda of the meeting, but no action shall be taken on a non emergency item if not on the agenda.
Meetings of the Board shall be open to the public as provided by law.
Minutes of each meeting of the Board shall be prepared, approved by the Board, and recorded permanently with the signatures of the Chair and Secretary.
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