UNIVERISTY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 01-03-01

CAGETORY:              ADMINISTRATION   

SECTION:                  University Governance

SUBJECT:                 Board of Trustees: Membership

EFFECTIVE DATE:   July 23, 2001 Revised

PAGE(S):                    2

I.    SCOPE

      This policy affirms the Membership of the Board of Trustees of the University of

      Pittsburgh, and includes requirements and restrictions on membership within the classes

      designated.  The following is excerpted from the University of Pittsburgh BYLAWS and the

      University of Pittsburgh Commonwealth Act.  (See Appendix A.)

II.   POLICY

      The Board of Trustees shall include thirty-six voting members.

      It shall also include the Governor of the State, the Secretary of Education, and the Mayor

      of the City of Pittsburgh, all three of whom shall be non-voting members of the Board of

      Trustees ex officio, and Special and Emeritus Trustees.

      Twelve of the voting members shall be designated Commonwealth Trustees and shall be

      appointed as provided by the University of Pittsburgh Commonwealth Act ("Commonwealth

      Act").

      The remaining twenty-four voting members shall consist of the Chancellor and Chief

      Executive Officer and two classes:

      -     Seventeen Term Trustees

      -     Six Alumni Trustees

      Alumni Trustees:

      -     All the Alumni Trustees shall be alumni of the University.

      -     Alumni Trustees may be elected from nominations submitted by the University of

            Pittsburgh Alumni Association in accordance with the plan approved by the Board of

            Trustees on January 17, 1941, as amended.

      -     Alumni Trustees shall be elected for terms of four years.

      -     Alumni Trustees shall not be eligible for re-election to the same class of Trustees after

            serving two consecutive full terms, but they shall be eligible for re-election to the same

            class after the lapse of one year.

      Term Trustees:

      -     Term Trustees shall be elected for terms of four years.

      -     Term Trustees shall not be eligible for re-election to the same class of Trustees after

             serving two consecutive full terms, but they shall be eligible for re-election to the same

             class after the lapse of one year.

      All elections of Term, Alumni, and Special Trustees shall be by the affirmative vote of a

      majority of the voting Trustees present and voting at the annual meeting.

      -     Vacancies ad interim among the Term, Alumni, and Special Trustees may be filled at

            any meeting of the Board and members so elected shall hold office until the expiration

            of their term and until their successors have been elected, or until their earlier death,

            resignation, or removal.

      Special Trustees:

      -      There shall, in addition, be a special class of fifteen Trustees denominated Special

             Trustees, elected by the Board of Trustees.  Special Trustees shall be elected for

             terms of four years.

      -     These Special Trustees shall not be eligible for re-election to the same class of

            Trustees after serving two consecutive full terms, but they shall be eligible for re-election

            to the same class after the lapse of one year.

      -     Special Trustees may attend all meetings of the Board, and exercise and are entitled to

            all the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of Trusteeship, except the right to vote at

            Board meetings.

      Commonwealth Trustees:

      -     Twelve of the Trustees shall be designated Commonwealth Trustees and four shall be

            appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of two-thirds of all the

            members of the Senate; four by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and four by

            the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

      Emeritus Trustees:

      -     Any person who has served as a Trustee of the University and who is considered worthy

            of special honor by the virtue of his leadership, long and devoted service, or other

            exceptional contribution to the progress and welfare of the institution may be elected an

            Emeritus Trustee for life.

      -     Emeritus Trustees may attend meetings of the Board but shall not be entitled to vote.

III.  REFERENCES

      University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education - BYLAWS,

      Chapter I, Article I, "Membership of the Board of Trustees."  Adopted by the Board of

      Trustees, January 14, 1969, and as amended thereafter.

      University of Pittsburgh Commonwealth Act, 1966 Special Session No. 3, No. 3, An Act,

      Section 4, "Board of Trustees; Composition; Commonwealth Trustees; Terms," BYLAWS,

      pages 10-11.