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IV. The Executive Committee

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Amended and Restated - As Amended Through June 6, 2015

  1. The Executive Committee of the Board shall consist of the Chair, the Secretary of the Board, the President of the College and the chairs of the standing committees. The Executive Committee shall have authority to act for the Board on all matters except the following, which shall be reserved for the Board: presidential selection and termination; election of trustees, officers of the Board, members of the Executive Committee, and officers of the College; changes in institutional mission and purposes; changes to the charter and articles of incorporation; incurring of corporate indebtedness; sale of College real property, except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws; erection of buildings; adoption of the annual spending rate; and conferral of degrees. The Executive Committee shall execute the orders of the Board; transact business to carry on the operations of the College between meetings of the Board; perform the evaluation of the President; nominate officers of the College and participate in the preparation of the agendas for Board meetings. All actions taken and business transacted by the Executive Committee shall be reported to the Board and presented for ratification by the Board at the next Board meeting after any such action is taken or business transacted.
  2. The Executive Committee shall meet upon the call of the President, the Chair or the Secretary of the Board. Meetings may be conducted either in person at such location as designated in the call or through the use of a conference telephone or other communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other. Participating in any meeting so conducted shall constitute attendance and the equivalence of presence in person at the meeting of each person so participating. The minutes of the Executive Committee meetings shall indicate the votes or actions of the individual members of the Committee. Action that may be taken at a meeting of the Executive Committee may be taken without a meeting if a consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, shall be signed by all of the members of the Executive Committee, and the consent shall have the same force and effect as if such action were authorized by unanimous vote at a meeting duly called and held and attended by all of the members.
  3. A majority of the members of the Executive Committee having the right to vote shall constitute a quorum.
  4. The Executive Committee shall have full power to make such regulations as it shall deem proper for the security of the finances and prosperity of the College that are not inconsistent with any restriction contained in these Bylaws.

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