2.5000 Election of a Graduate to the Board of Trustees

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I. Title of Policy

Election of a Graduate to the Board of Trustees

II. Objective of Policy

To establish the process for election of a graduate as a voting member of the Board of Trustees.

III. Authority

New Jersey Statute 18A:64A-8 (amended) and the Bylaws of the Board of  Trustees, Section 1.2010

IV. Policy Statement

Each spring the President will poll the students who have applied for graduation to determine who among them wishes to be considered by the student body for election to the Board of Trustees of the College as provided by the statute.

The names of the candidates will be submitted to the student body as part of the annual student government elections held each spring. Rules for the election will be established by the Office of Student Life and Activities with the approval of the Dean of Student Development.

The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes will take office at the organizational meeting of the Board of Trustees in November of the year of the election, subject to the successful candidate’s having been awarded an associate degree prior to June 30 of the preceding academic year.

In the event that the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes fails to qualify as a graduate or is unable to accept the office, the candidate receiving the next greatest number of votes will be considered the successful candidate and so on.

V. Responsibility for Implementation



Approved: Board of Trustees 10/13/80
Rev. 12/13/07