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Membership

1.1.1 Board of Trustees as Governing Body
1.1.2 Board Composition
1.1.3 Qualification
1.1.4 Elections
1.1.5 Installation of Board Members
1.1.6 Vacancy on the Board
1.1.7 New Board Member Orientation
1.1.8 Board Members Seeking Employment with the College

1.1.1

Board of Trustees as Governing Body

 

The governing body of Lansing Community College shall be the Board of Trustees, membership of which shall be determined in accordance with the Community College Act.

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1.1.2

Board Composition

The Board of Trustees consists of seven (7) persons elected at large every two (2) years at the regular College District election for staggered six (6) year terms. Nomination and election to the Board shall be in accordance with the Community College Act.

MCL 389.34a

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1.1.3

Qualification

A candidate for election to the Board of Trustees must be a resident elector in the Community College District.

MCL 389.151

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1.1.4

Elections

Regular elections shall be held biannually in odd years on annual school election dates as prescribed by the Community College Act.

All notices of regular or special elections to be held by the College District shall be given by the Secretary of the Board of Trustees in the manner prescribed by law.

Nominating petitions shall be provided at the Administration Office of the College to prospective candidates and shall be filed with the Ingham County Clerk, consistent with applicable state law.

The final canvass of the results of any community college election shall be made by the Board of Canvassers, in accordance with applicable law.

MCL 389.36-38; MCL 389.152.

(Amended 10/17/05)

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1.1.5

Installation of Board Members

Each person elected or appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees shall file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees an Acceptance of Office, an Affidavit of Eligibility, and an Oath of office.

All members of the Board of Trustees shall file an Affidavit of Eligibility in the following form:

"I, _________________________, a duly elected or appointed member of the Board of Trustees of Lansing Community College, do solemnly swear that I am an elector residing in ____________, County of ___________, and have resided therein for more than thirty (30) days prior to the date of my election or appointment, that I have also attained the age of eighteen years prior to the date of my election or appointment; and that I have resided in the State of Michigan for more than six (6) months and am a United States citizen."

All members of the Board of Trustees shall file an Acceptance of Office in the following form:

"I accept the office of Trustee on the Board of Trustees of Lansing Community College and agree to serve in this position for the period required by statute or until my successor shall qualify."

All members of the Board of Trustees shall take and subscribe to the following Oath of Office:

"I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this State and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of member of the Board of Trustees according to the best of my ability."

MCL 389.156.

(Amended 10/17/05)

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1.1.6

Vacancy on the Board

Whenever a vacancy occurs on the Board of Trustees, the remaining members of the Board shall immediately fill, by majority vote, the vacancy with a qualified elector of the College District, as prescribed by law. The Trustee so appointed shall hold office until the next regular election of members of the Board, at which time the vacancy will be filled by election for the remainder of the term.

MCL 389.158.

(Amended 10/17/05)

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1.1.7

New Board Member Orientation

It shall be the responsibility of the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and the President of the College to inform new members of the Board about the budget and Strategic Plan of the College, the general organization and administration of its programs, the major problems it faces, programs of development in progress, and the way in which the Board functions. Such orientation shall be planned and carried out after each election or whenever a new member is appointed to fill an unexpired term.

(Amended 10/17/05)

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1.1.8

Board Members Seeking Employment with the College

A Board member shall not apply for a position with the College unless and until he or she has first resigned from the Board. Similarly, employees of the College, regardless of the type of compensation received, are excluded from membership on the Board.

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