18A:64M-7 Determination of composition, size of board of trustees.
39. a. The composition and size of the board of trustees shall be determined by the board; however, the board shall have not less than seven nor more than 15 members. The members shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The board of trustees shall recommend potential new members to the Governor. The terms of office of appointed members shall be for six years beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30. Each member shall serve until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified and vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments for the remainders of the unexpired terms. Any member of a board of trustees may be removed by the Governor for cause upon notice and opportunity to be heard.
b.Members of the board as of the effective date of this act shall continue in office until the expiration of their respective terms and the qualification in office of their successors.
c.All voting members of the board of trustees, before undertaking the duties of their office, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the State of New Jersey and of the United States, to bear allegiance to the government of the State, and to perform the duties of their office faithfully, impartially and justly, to the best of their ability.
d.Members of the board of trustees shall not receive compensation for their services. Each trustee shall be reimbursed for actual expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of his duties or in rendering service as a member of or on behalf of the board or any committee of the board.
e.The board of trustees shall elect its chairperson from among its voting members annually in July. The board shall select such other officers from among its members as shall be deemed necessary.
f.A voting member of the board of trustees shall not be a salaried official of the State of New Jersey, or receive remuneration for services from the university. No trustee shall be appointed who is an employee or paid official of any hospital affiliated with the university. If any member of the board shall become ineligible by reason of the foregoing, a vacancy in his office as trustee shall thereby occur.
g.The board of trustees shall have the power to appoint and regulate the duties, functions, powers and procedures of committees, standing or special, from its members and such advisory committees or bodies as it may deem necessary or conducive to the efficient management and operation of the university, consistent with this act and other applicable statutes.
L.2012, c.45, s.39.
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