18A:3B-60 Nominations and governance committee.
15. a. The governing board of a public research university or a State college shall establish a nominations and governance committee. The nominations and governance committee shall have a written charter that defines the committee's purpose and responsibilities which shall include, but need not be limited to:
(1)overseeing matters directly affecting the governance of the institution;
(2)periodically reviewing and updating board by-laws;
(3)identifying and screening candidates for membership on the governing board; and
(4)referring candidates to the governing board for the consideration of the board in making its recommendations to the Governor on potential new members.
b.In identifying candidates for appointment to the governing board, the committee shall seek individuals with skills that are appropriate to the mission of the institution and which complement the range of expertise contributed to the governing board by its existing members. The committee shall seek candidates of diverse background and experience, as well as those with ties to the institution.
The recommendations of the nominations and governance committee shall be voted upon by the committee. The committee shall keep minutes of its meetings.
c.The governing board of a public research university or a State college shall establish criteria for the identification, qualification, and recommendation of prospective candidates for appointment to the board. The criteria shall include qualification criteria that are consistent with the statutory responsibilities of the board and tailored to the institution.
L.2009, c.308, s.15.
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