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Maynard new chair of regents

Regent Olivia P. Maynard will serve as chair of the Board of Regents for a one-year term beginning July 1. Regent S. Martin Taylor was named vice chair when the appointments were announced at the board’s June 16 meeting.

A regents bylaw revision adopted in 2002 calls for a chair and vice chair of the board to be appointed each year based on seniority, with the vice chair automatically succeeding to the position of chair. Maynard and Taylor both were elected to the board in 1996 and re-elected in 2004.

Primary duties of the chair include: setting the annual schedule of meetings, the 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 sessions when held without the president; and appointing the chair and members of the ad hoc and standing committees.

The president of the University presides over board meetings, but if she is unable to attend 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.

Maynard will announce by July 1 the members of the Personnel, Compensation and Governance and Finance, Audit and Investment committees of the board.

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