Article I

Name and Seal

The official name of this body shall be “The Board of Trustees of New Jersey City University”, hereinafter called the “Board”.

The Board shall adopt a seal whose custody shall be in the Secretary of the Board.

Article II


The principal office of the Board shall be located on the campus of New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey, hereinafter called the “University”. Such other offices as needed for the conduct of its business may from time to time be designated by the Board.

Article III

Duties and Powers

The Board is established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:3B-6 and 18A:64-6 and 7 of the New Jersey Statutes, the State College Autonomy Laws (P.L.1986, c.42, 43), the Higher Education Restructuring Act (P.L. 1994, c.48), Statewide Governance Reforms 2010 (P.L. 2009, c.308), the “State College Statute” and all other laws pertaining thereunto or which may be enacted relative to this Article. It shall generally have control and management of all affairs of the University and shall exercise all such powers and such lawful acts and things necessary or expedient in the control and management of the affairs of the University as are not by statute or by these By- Laws, otherwise to be exercised. The Board may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its meetings and management of the University as it may deem proper, not inconsistent with said laws.

Article IV


Section 1. Public Members: In accord with the State College Statute, the Board shall be comprised of a minimum of seven and a maximum of 15 voting members who shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Terms of office for appointed members shall be for six years.  Vacancies are filled in the same manner as original appointments for the remainder of unexpired terms. Each member shall serve until the member’s

successor shall have been appointed. An appointed member of the Board may resign as a member of the Board by providing the written resignation to the Governor and the Chair of the Board. The Chair of the Board shall notify the other members of the Board and the President of the resignation.

Section 2. President: The President of the University serves on the Board ex officio, without vote.

Section 3. Student Representative Members: Two full-time, regularly matriculated students in good academic standing, who are 18 years of age or older, and citizens of the United States, shall be elected to the Board by the Student Government Organization and serve subject to the conditions outlined in NJSA 18A:64-3.1.

Section 4. Trustee Emeritus: Upon leaving Board membership, a trustee who has provided distinguished service to the University shall be eligible for nomination to the honorary status of Trustee Emeritus. Election to the honorary Trustee Emeritus status shall be by majority vote of the Board upon nomination by the Executive Committee. A Trustee Emeritus shall serve in the honorary status for a term of three years and may be re-elected without limit. The status is non- voting with regard to the Board’s official actions.  However, a Trustee Emeritus may be invited to public Board meetings and functions, be eligible for appointment by the Chair to serve on Board advisory special committees, and be called upon to serve the Board and President in an advisory capacity on matters where the individual’s interest, experience and expertise will best serve the University. The number of Trustees Emeritus is at the Board’s discretion and the honor will be reserved solely for individuals who have served a full six year term and who have attained a significant record of distinguished service.

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