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Public Act 101-0175


Public Act 0175 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 101-0175
HB2239 EnrolledLRB101 07411 AXK 52451 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Southern Illinois University Management Act
is amended by changing Sections 2, 4, and 5 as follows:
    (110 ILCS 520/2)  (from Ch. 144, par. 652)
    Sec. 2. The Board shall consist of 7 members appointed by
the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,
the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or his chief
assistant for liaison with higher education when designated to
serve in his place, ex-officio, and 2 one voting student
members, one member designated by the Governor from each one
campus of the University and one nonvoting student member from
the campus of the University not represented by the voting
student member. The Governor shall designate one of the student
members serving on the Board to serve as the voting student
member. Each student member shall be chosen by the respective
campuses of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and
Edwardsville. The method of choosing these student members
shall be by campus-wide student election, and any student
designated by the Governor to be a voting student member shall
be one of the students chosen by this method. The student
members shall serve terms of one year beginning on July 1 of
each year, except that the student members initially selected
shall serve a term beginning on the date of such selection and
expiring on the next succeeding June 30. To be eligible for
selection as a student member and to be eligible to remain as a
voting or nonvoting student member of the Board, a student
member must be a resident of this State, must have and maintain
a grade point average that is equivalent to at least 2.5 on a
4.0 scale, and must be a full-time full time student enrolled
at all times during his or her term of office except for that
part of the term which follows the completion of the last full
regular semester of an academic year and precedes the first
full regular semester of the succeeding academic year at the
university (sometimes commonly referred to as the summer
session or summer school). If a voting or nonvoting student
member serving on the Board fails to continue to meet or
maintain the residency, minimum grade point average, or
enrollment requirement established by this Section, his or her
membership on the Board shall be deemed to have terminated by
operation of law. No more than 4 of the members appointed by
the Governor shall be affiliated with the same political party.
Each member appointed by the Governor must be a resident of
this State. A failure to meet or maintain this residency
requirement constitutes a resignation from and creates a
vacancy in the Board. Upon the expiration of the terms of
members appointed by the Governor, their respective successors
shall be appointed for terms of 6 years from the third Monday
in January of each odd-numbered year and until their respective
successors are appointed for like terms. If the Senate is not
in session appointments shall be made as in the case of
(Source: P.A. 91-778, eff. 1-1-01; 91-798, eff. 7-9-00; 92-16,
eff. 6-28-01.)
    (110 ILCS 520/4)  (from Ch. 144, par. 654)
    Sec. 4. Members of the Board shall serve without
compensation but shall be entitled to reasonable amounts for
expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their
duties. Such expenses incurred by any non-voting student member
may, at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board, be
provided for by advance payment to such member, who shall
account therefor to the Board immediately after each meeting.
    No member of the Board shall hold or be employed in or
appointed to any office or place under the authority of the
Board, nor shall any member of the Board be directly or
indirectly interested in any contract made by the Board, nor
shall he be an employee of the State Government. This section
does not prohibit the student members of the Board from
maintaining normal and official status as enrolled students or
normal student employment at Southern Illinois University.
(Source: P.A. 93-1096, eff. 1-1-06.)
    (110 ILCS 520/5)  (from Ch. 144, par. 655)
    Sec. 5. Members of the Board shall elect annually by secret
ballot from their own number a chairman who shall preside over
meetings of the Board and a secretary.
    Meetings of the Board shall be held at least once each
quarter on a campus of Southern Illinois University. At all
regular meetings of the Board, a majority of its voting members
shall constitute a quorum. Each The student member members
shall have all of the privileges of membership, including the
right to make and second motions and to attend executive
sessions and , other than the right to vote, except that the
student member designated by the Governor as the voting student
member shall have the right to vote on all Board matters except
those involving faculty tenure, faculty promotion, or any issue
on which the student member has a direct conflict of interest.
For the purposes of this Section, a student member shall not be
deemed to have a direct conflict of interest in and may vote on
any item involving the employment or compensation of the
Chancellor at any campus or the President of the University or
the election of officers. A student member who is not entitled
to vote on a measure at a meeting of the Board or any of its
committees shall not be considered a member for the purpose of
determining whether a quorum is present at the time that
measure is voted upon. No action of the Board shall be
invalidated by reason of any vacancies on the Board, or by
reason of any failure to select a student member.
    Special meetings of the Board may be called by the chairman
of the Board or by any 3 members of the Board.
    At each regular and special meeting that is open to the
public, members of the public and employees of the University
shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable constraints, to
make comments to or ask questions of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 99-734, eff. 8-5-16.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2020