Executive Committee is composed of the Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, the President of the University, and any other Trustees designated by the Chair of the Board of Trustees. The Executive Committee meets or confers between scheduled meetings of the Board of Trustees and may act on specific matters delegated by the full Board and for the Board in the event of an emergency requiring action before the next Board meeting.
Minutes of Executive Committee meetings shall be made available to the Board of Trustees. Reserved Powers. The following powers are reserved to the Board of Trustees alone and may not be delegated to the Executive Committee:
i. to authorize amendment of the Articles of Organization or the Bylaws.
ii. to authorize a merger or consolidation of the University.
iii. to authorize dissolution of the University.
iv. to initiate bankruptcy proceedings.
v. to elect or remove Trustees or Officers; and
vi. to grant tenure to or remove a tenured member of the faculty.
Linda Robertson (Committee Chair)
Governance Committee has the responsibility of nominating members to the Board of Trustees and Emeritus Trustees and is responsible for the development and evaluation of Trustees as
specified herein. The committee is responsible for determining the skills and qualities needed by the Board for recruitment each year. The committee must review and generate a slate of
Board members and officers are to be presented to the Board for a vote as necessary and identify candidates as needed for filling vacancies. During the vetting process, the Governance
The committee must ensure that the majority of the voting members of the Board do not have contractual, employment, or personal or familial financial interest in the institution. This
committee is also responsible for reviewing and overseeing new Trustee orientation, Board assessment, and the conflict-of-interest policy as adopted by the Board as a whole. When Board
members have not performed to expectations, the committee provides appropriate counsel in consultation with the Chair of the Board to the Executive Committee.
Linda Robertson (Committee Chair)
Audit Committee has the responsibility of recommending an independent auditor and for oversight of the audit of financial statements. A member of the Finance and Investment
The committee shall serve as chairman of the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee is elected by the Executive Committee.
Adam Saffer (Committee Chair)
Finance Committee has policy decision responsibilities with respect to institutional budgets, property acquisitions, audits, financial procedures, and other matters that
pertain to the financial support and fiscal health of the institution, and the facilities (internal and external aspects of the physical plant, all buildings and the appearance, upkeep, maintenance
and/or design of the campus). The committee also has the responsibility of oversight of the endowment investment process, including the hiring and retention of endowment investment
managers, and the development and amendment of the endowment investment policy and submitting that policy for approval to the entire Board of Trustees.
External Affairs Committee
This committee is responsible for (i) developing external networks and partnerships to support academic programs, career services, enrollment, alumni affairs, and public relations and branding, (ii) developing fundraising policies and procedures, (iii) establishing goals for and evaluating board member participation in charitable giving, and (iv) participating in identifying, cultivating, and approaching major donors.
Joanne Dowdell(Committee Chair)
See this in PDF form, including a table of assignments, here.