Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 18, 2010

Darlow to chair Board of Regents; Illitch
named vice chair

Regent Julia Donovan Darlow will serve as the next chair of the Board of Regents for a one-year term beginning July 1. Regent Denise Ilitch was named vice chair when the appointments were announced Thursday at the board’s monthly meeting.

Julia Darlow Denise Illitch

According to regents bylaws, the chair and vice chair are appointed based on seniority, and the vice chair automatically succeeds to the position of chair.

Primary duties of the chair include: setting the annual schedule of meetings, agenda and major topics for presentation or study by the board; monitoring committee agenda planning for coordination and comprehensiveness; acting as spokesperson and convener of the board, when appropriate; presiding over executive session when held without the president; and appointing the chair and members of the ad hoc and standing committees.

 If the president is unable to attend a public meeting or must be out of the room during any part of the meeting, the chair will preside. If the chair is unable to perform the duties, the vice chair will assume them.