The Bylaws of the Trustees of Randolph-Macon College were originally chartered by
special legislation enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia
on February 3, 1830, and subsequently amended from time to time by special legislation
approved by said General Assembly on the following respective dates: July 9, 1870,
April 9, 1874, March 31, 1875, and February 7, 1880 and most recently in Articles
of Incorporation filed with the State Corporation Commission.
The Board of Trustees shall have and exercise the corporate powers prescribed by
law. Its primary function shall be policy making and its primary responsibilities
The Board of Trustees shall further have the power to carry out any other functions
which are permitted by these Bylaws or by the Articles of Incorporation, except
as limited by law. These powers shall include but shall not be limited to the following:
The Board of Trustees shall be composed of not more than forty elected members and
five ex-officio members cited in this Section. The President of the College shall
be a member of the Board, ex officio without vote. In addition thereto, the presiding
Bishop of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, the President
of the Society of Alumni, the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Parents Association
and the Chair of the Board of Associates shall serve as Trustees, ex officio with
vote, during the terms of their respective offices.
Trustees shall serve for three year terms and until their successors are elected
and qualified and may succeed themselves in office. Incumbent members of the Board
of Trustees who are completing a three-year term shall be eligible for re-election
at the annual meeting. However, trustees who have served for four consecutive terms
(including any partial term), shall not be eligible for reelection until one year
has elapsed after the end of their fourth term. Notwithstanding the provisions of
this article, the Chair of the Board shall be eligible to remain a member of the
Board so long as he or she shall be elected as Chair.
There shall be no fewer than three regular meetings of the Board of Trustees annually
on such dates and at such places as may be determined by the Board. No later than
March 31 of each year, the dates and times for the meetings for the following fiscal
year shall be set. The Annual Meeting of the Board shall be in May of each year.