2.01 Board of Trustees Bylaws: Jurisdiction and Membership of the Board

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A. Jurisdiction and Responsibility

1. The Board of Trustees of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is a body corporate established by an act of the North Carolina General Assembly General Statutes of North Carolina, Chapter 115, to be abbreviated to G.S. in subsequent references, and it possesses all of the powers of a body corporate for the purposes created by or that may exist under provisions of the law.

2. The official title of the Board of Trustees, and the name of the corporate institution, shall be "The Board of Trustees of Central Piedmont Community College," but repetitions of the title may be shortened to the "Board of Trustees" or the "Board" or the "College."

3. Under the law, the Board of Trustees shall hold title to all real and personal property donated to the College or purchased with funds provided by the tax-levying authorities except for State-owned equipment on consignment to CPCC.

4. The Board of Trustees has the responsibility for the development and operations of the College in accordance with the provisions of the law and the standards set by the State Board of Community Colleges.

5. Each member of the Board of Trustees is insured by the College through its Schools Leaders Errors and Omissions Liability Coverage.

B. Membership

1. The Board of Trustees shall consist of twelve members, appointed in three groups of four trustees each, and the President of the Student Government Association, who shall be an ex-officio non-voting member. The four trustees in group one shall be appointed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education; the four in group two by the Board of County Commissioners of Mecklenburg County; and the four in group three by the Governor of North Carolina.

2. Unless otherwise provided by law, trustees shall serve for terms of four years. All regular terms shall commence on July 1, except the term of the student member, which shall be concurrent with his/her term as president of the Student Government Association.

3. Vacancies occurring in any group for whatever reason shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by the agency or agencies authorized to select the trustees of that group and in the manner in which regular selections are made. Should the selection of a trustee not be made by the agency or agencies having the authority to do so within 60 days after the date on which a vacancy occurs, whether by creation or expiration of a term, or for any reason, the Governor shall fill the vacancy by appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term (G.S. 115D-12).

4. Members of the Board of Trustees may be removed by the Board of Trustees for cause, pursuant to G.S. 115D-19.

Changes approved by the Board of Trustees on March 6, 2013
October 1983