No member of a board of trustees shall have an interest in any contract with a state university
unless such contract shall have been subjected to competitive bidding in compliance with KRS
Chapter 45A, unless such trustee shall have been the lowest bidder and unless such trustee shall
have first notified in writing the remaining members of the board, and to the newspaper having
the largest circulation in the county in which the state university is located, of his intention to bid
on such contract. (KRS 45A.340(7))
No member of the Board of Trustees may be held to be a public officer by reason of membership
on the Board except as provided in KRS 45A.335 for the purpose of KRS 45A.340. (KRS
The Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees shall be
elected annually at the first fall meeting of the Board of Trustees. (KRS 164.180) The Chair of
the Board of Trustees shall be limited to no more than four (4) consecutive terms as Chair. ln
the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair presides at meetings of the Board of Trustees and of the
The Secretary keeps the minutes of all meetings, issues notices of meetings, and provides for the
publication and distribution of the minutes in accordance with instructions from the Board of
Trustees. The Secretary is responsible for the maintenance of an official revised copy of these
Governing Regulations and for the publication of revisions. The Assistant Secretary is
empowered to perform the duties of the Secretary when the Secretary is not present. The
Assistant Secretary need not be a member of the Board of Trustees.
6. Standing and Special Committees
The purpose of standing and special committees is to assist the Board of Trustees in its oversight
role by gathering infomation, discussing, and providing advice on policy proposals prior to their
coming before the entire Board of Trustees. Members of the University community and the
general public may attend any committee meeting. An individual desiring to address a particular
committee or otherwise participate in a committee meeting should contact the committee chair.
Membership of standing committees shall include at least five (5) members of the Board of
Trustees including the committee chair.
(a) Executive Committee
The Board of Trustees annually elects an Executive Committee of five (5) members that
has the powers that the Board of Trustees delegates to it as prescribed in KRS 164.190.
This election shall be held at the first fall meeting of the Board of Trustees. Vacancies
may be filled at any meeting of the Board of Trustees. The Chair of the Board of
Trustees shall be one (1) of the five (5) members and shall also serve as Chair of the