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Functions of the Committees of the Board

(Bylaws of Board of Regents PDF, Article II, Section D)

  1. To facilitate consideration of policy matters that must be approved by the Board, five Standing Committees are established. Authority to act on all matters is reserved for the Board, and the functions of each Committee shall be to consider and make recommendations to the Board.
  2. The following are the Standing Committees of the Board and their functions:
    1. Committee on Student Success
    2. Committee on Institutional Success
    3. Committee on Independent Audit
    4. Committee on Kuleana
    5. Committee on Governance
  3. Appointment of Committee Members. The chairperson and voting members of each standing committee shall be appointed by the Chairperson and shall serve for one year or until the appointment of their successors. The Chairperson shall be an ex-officio, voting member of all standing committees, provided that the Chairperson shall only vote in committees to break a tie or when the presence of the Chairperson is needed to comprise or maintain a quorum. All board members who are not voting members of a committee or committees shall be ex-officio, non voting members of such committees. The President, as chief executive officer of the University, shall assign a member of the University administrative staff to each standing committee who shall be the administrative liaison with the chairperson of the committee.
  4. Meetings. Each standing committee shall schedule meetings as appropriate. The Committee on Student Success meetings shall be held at the various community college campuses, to the extent practicable.
  5. Referrals to Committees. Each standing committee shall consider all matters referred to it by the Chairperson and shall make appropriate recommendations within a reasonable time to the Board.
  6. Progress Reports. Each standing committee shall make progress reports to the Board periodically or when requested by the Chairperson.
  7. Task Groups. Task groups may be established by the Chairperson upon authorization by the Board, and with such powers and duties as determined by the Board. The tenure of a specific task group shall expire at the completion of its assigned task.