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HB 1952 Higher educational institutions; board of visitors governance, report.
SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)
Boards of visitors of public institutions of higher education; public access to information and governance. Adds specific topics to be covered during the educational programs for governing boards and requires such programs to be delivered by the State Council of Higher Education annually. The bill also requires each board of visitors to adopt bylaws with certain provisions relating to the Freedom of Information Act; annually meet with the president of the institution to deliver a review of the president's performance; designate its executive committee to organize the working processes of the board and recommend best practices for board governance; and annually deliver an executive summary of its interim activities to the General Assembly and the Governor. The bill is contingent on funding in the appropriation act.