4.2.e  BOARD DISMISSAL

The governing board has appropriate and fair processes for the dismissal of a board member.

 

JUDGEMENT

 

††† Compliance     Non-Compliance     Partial Compliance

 

NARRATIVE

 

Section III.A.1 of the N.C. A&T Policy on Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations of Members of the Board of Trustees states that a Board member may be discharged from the Board for more than three consecutive absences that are unexcused, e.g., illness. Section V, p. 8 outlines the grounds and process for Board Member dismissal by the Board of Governors.

 

V.   Removal of a Member of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Governors may remove from the Board of Trustees a member who was elected by the Board of Governors. With respect to a member of the Board of Trustees who was appointed by the Governor, the Board of Governors may vote to recommend to the Governor that the member be removed. The Board of Governorsí policy/procedure on removal of a member of the Board of Trustees is set out in UNC Policy Manual 200.7., Sec. IVóRemoval [of a Board Member]. A Board member may be removed, or recommended for removal, for specified cause by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the voting membership of the Board of Governors then in office (p. 8).

 

Board members are informed about the dismissal policy during its onboarding.  And, there have been no complaints or expressions of concern that would suggest that any of the Board Members consider the policy to be unfair.

 

Examples of implementation are unavailable because N.C. A&T has had no such dismissals in the last 10 years.

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

1.      Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations of Members of the Board of Trustees

2.      UNC Policy Manual 200.7., Sec. IVóRemoval [of a Board Member]