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     In order to give special recognition to a Board Chair who has given distinctive and meritorious service to the university and the Board of Trustees, the Board may appoint him/her as a Chair Emeritus.

      A former Board Chair who has served as chair with extraordinary distinction, exceptional leadership, and meritorious service, may, upon the recommendation of the Trusteeship Committee, be nominated for election by the Board to Chair Emeritus status. Normally nominations for Chair Emeritus will not be considered until at least one year after completion of service as Board Chair.

      Appointment as Chair Emeritus will be an honorary title, with lifetime appointment. Chair Emeriti may be invited to attend Board meetings and events, and to participate in said meetings without vote. Attendance will not be counted in determining the quorum for meetings.

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