Article IV

ARTICLE IV

Governance of the Council

  1. As delegated by the Council, the responsibility for the administration, management and operation of the business affairs of the Council shall be vested in the executive committee.
  2. The executive committee shall consist of the elected officers and the appointed chairpersons of the standing committees. The immediate past president shall be an ex-officio member of this committee for one additional year.
  3. The executive committee shall meet each month of the year to conduct the Council's general business. The executive committee shall prepare the agenda for the Council's general membership meeting each academic semester.
  4. Standing Committees - Each committee shall plan and develop programs and activities as they pertain to their areas of concern. Each committee is responsible for the conduct of the programs and should report at the regular meetings of the executive committee and at the general membership meetings.
    1. Membership and Nomination Committee - The President-elect shall serve as chair of this committee. The Treasurer and Trustee of Donations and Awards shall also serve on this committee to assist in recruiting new members and nominate a slate of officers for each election.
    2. Faculty Affairs Committee - The chair shall be appointed by the President. The Committee will initiate and assist university efforts towards the hire, retention, tenure and promotion of faculty. The committee shall also identify, publicize and coordinate the research activities of BFSC members and other Black researchers in the community.
    3. Classified Staff Affairs Committee - The chair shall be appointed by the President. The committee shall initiate and assist university efforts in hiring, retaining and promoting classified staff members.
    4. Unclassified Staff Affairs Committee - The chair shall be appointed by the President. The committee shall initiate and assist university efforts in hiring, retaining and promoting unclassified staff members.
    5. Student Awards and Recognition Committee - The chair shall be appointed by the president. The committee shall develop programs and provide leadership for the enhancement of social, academic and professional opportunities for Black students. The chair shall serve as the BFSC liaison with Black student groups and organizations.
    6. Alumni Affairs Committee - The chair shall be appointed by the President. The committee shall function as the BFSC liaison with alumni and alumni organizations.
    7. Social and Cultural Events Committee - The chair shall be appointed by the President. The committee shall coordinate cultural and social events of the Council.
  5. Special committees shall be appointed as needed by the president to serve for a special purpose for such a time as determined by the Council.

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