Bylaw 10. Committees of The Board of Regents

10.1 Standing Committees.

  1. To facilitate consideration of the business and management of the Corporation and of the University, Standing Committees are established as hereinafter set forth. Any matters appropriate for consideration by a Standing Committee first shall be referred thereto, except by a two-thirds vote of the Regents present at a meeting of the Board but in no event by an affirmative vote of less than a majority of the members of the Board, provided, however, that any matter referred to and considered by a Standing Committee, but upon which the Committee makes no recommendation or report to the Board, may be brought before the Board for consideration at the request of any Regent. Except as otherwise provided in the Bylaws, matters determined by the Chairman of the Board and the President of the University to be appropriate for consideration by more than one Standing Committee shall be referred only to the Standing Committee of primary jurisdiction. Members of any other Standing Committee before which it would be appropriate to consider such matters shall be invited to attend the meeting of the Standing Committee of primary jurisdiction at which such matters are to be considered.

    Unless otherwise specifically delegated and except as otherwise provided herein, authority to act on all matters is reserved to the Board, and the duty of each Standing Committee shall be only to consider and to make recommendations to the Board upon matters referred to it.

    The several Standing Committees are charged specifically with the immediate care and supervision of the subject matters respectively indicated by and properly relating to their titles.

  2. The following shall be the Standing Committees of the Board:
      Committee on Compliance and Audit
      Committee on Compensation
      Committee on Educational Policy
      Committee on Finance
      Committee on Governance
      Committee on Grounds and Buildings
      Committee on Health Services
      Committee on Investments
      Committee on Long Range Planning
      Committee on Oversight of the Department of Energy Laboratories

  3. Each Standing Committee shall have no fewer than five members, nor more than ten, in addition to ex officio members.
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  5. Members of Standing Committees shall hold office until the appointment of their successors.

10.2 Special Committees.

Special Committees shall be appointed by the President or Chairman of the Board upon authority of the Board with such powers and duties as the Board may determine, provided that no Special Committee shall be created to act upon any matter appropriate to be acted upon by a Standing Committee. A Special Committee shall act for no more than one year from the date of appointment and shall be considered discharged upon the expiration of said year, unless specifically authorized by the Board at the time of its appointment, or from year to year, to act for a longer period. No Special Committee, other than a Special Committee to consider the selection of a President, shall have more than seven members in addition to ex officio members.

10.3 Subcommittees.

Each Committee shall have such Subcommittees as may be required for the effective conduct of the business of the Committee, provided, however, that Subcommittees shall be created only in response to need and to serve a specific purpose. Members of each Subcommittee shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Committee of which it is a part, and each Subcommittee shall serve for no more than one year from the date of its appointment and shall be considered discharged upon the expiration of said year, unless specifically authorized by the Board at the time of its appointment, or from year to year, to act for a longer period. No Subcommittee shall have more than five members in addition to ex officio members.

10.4 Ex Officio Members.

The President of the Corporation, the Chairman of the Board or in the Chairman's absence the Vice Chairman of the Board, the former Chairman of the Board for the year immediately following a term of office as Chairman provided that the former Chairman is still a Regent, and the President of the University shall be ex officio members of all Standing Committees, of all Special Committees, and of all subcommittees, except that the President of the University shall not be a member of the Committee on Compliance and Audit or of Special Committees concerned with the selection of a President of the University.

The Chairman of each Committee shall be an ex officio member of each subcommittee of that Committee.

The Regents' representatives to the California Postsecondary Education Commission and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be ex officio members of the Committee on Educational Policy.

Includes amendments through May 2008

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