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Code of Virginia
Title 23.1. Institutions of Higher Education; Other Educational and Cultural Institutions
Chapter 30. Eastern Virginia Medical School
9/25/2022

§ 23.1-3002. Board; membership; officers; meetings; committees.

A. The Medical School shall be governed by a board of visitors composed of 17 members as follows: two nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor; two nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; three nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; six nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation; and four nonlegislative citizen members appointed by their respective city councils as follows: two members for the City of Norfolk, one member for the City of Virginia Beach, and one member appointed by the following city councils in a rotating manner: the City of Chesapeake, the City of Hampton, the City of Portsmouth, the City of Suffolk, and the City of Newport News.

B. Members shall serve for terms of three years, commencing on July 1 of the appointment year. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled by the original appointing authority for the unexpired term. No member shall serve for more than two consecutive three-year terms; however, (i) a member appointed to serve an unexpired term is eligible to serve two consecutive three-year terms immediately succeeding such unexpired term and (ii) an officer is eligible to serve up to three additional one-year terms. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, no member who has served two consecutive three-year terms is eligible to serve on the board until at least one year has passed since the end of his second consecutive three-year term. Members shall continue to hold office until their successors have been appointed and qualified.

C. Members shall receive no salaries but are entitled to reimbursement for necessary traveling and other expenses incurred while engaged in the performance of their duties.

D. Each appointing authority has the right to remove any member it appointed for malfeasance, misfeasance, incompetence, or gross neglect of duty.

E. The board shall annually elect a rector, vice-rector, treasurer, and secretary from among its membership and may elect assistant secretaries and treasurers who are not required to be members of the board. The same member may serve as both secretary and treasurer.

F. The board shall meet at least four times each year and may hold such special meetings as it deems necessary. The rector or any three members may call special meetings of the board.

G. The board may appoint an executive committee composed of at least three but no more than five members for the transaction of business in the recess of the board.

2016, c. 588; 2018, c. 202.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.