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      RS 17:1851     




§1851.  Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College; creation; membership; terms of office; vacancies

A.  The Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, referred to hereinafter in this chapter as the board, is created as a body corporate.

B.  The board shall be composed of fifteen members to be appointed by the governor, two members from each congressional district and the remaining member or members from the state at large.  All such appointments shall be made with the consent of the Senate.

C.  The terms of the members shall be six years, except that the terms of the initial members shall be as provided in R.S. 17:1852.  Members shall serve until their successors are appointed and take office.

D.  A vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term within thirty days of the effective date of the vacancy by appointment by the governor, with the consent of the Senate.  Within twenty-four hours after being informed of a vacancy on the board, the chairman of the board or the officer exercising his duties shall notify the governor by certified mail of the vacancy and the effective date thereof.

Added by Acts 1974, Ex.Sess., No. 6, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975; Acts 2012, No. 803, §3, eff. Dec. 10, 2012.

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