CHAPTER 98

DELAWARE STATE COLLEGE

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "EDUCATION" RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF DELAWARE STATE COLLEGE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 6504, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 6504. Board of Trustees; composition, appointment or election, term and vacancies

(a) The Board of Trustees of the College shall consist of eleven members whose appointment or election is provided for in subsections (b) and (c) hereof and the Governor of the State and the President of the College, both of whom shall be members of the Board, ex-officio.

(b) Six of the Trustees shall be appointed and commissioned by the Governor for a term of six years each, to begin upon the expiration of the term of the Trustee whom each is to succeed. Two such trustees shall reside in each county of the State.

(c) Five of the trustees shall be elected by a majority of the whole Board as constituted. One such trustee shall reside in each county of the State. They shall be elected for a term of six years each beginning September 1 in the year of election. The election of these trustees shall be held on the date and manner established in the by-laws. The first set of trustees elected under this subsection shall be elected as follows:

In 1957 one member shall be elected for a 4 year term and one member for a 5 year term. In 1958 one member shall be elected for a 6 year term and one member for a 5 year term and in 1959 one member shall be elected for a six year term.

(d) The Governor shall fill any vacancies that occur as to appointments made by the Governor, and the Board shall fill any vacancies that occur as to elections made by the Board. All vacancies occurring for reasons other than the expiration of the term shall be filled for the unexpired term.

Section 2. § 6505, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 6505. Powers of Board; meetings, quorum and by-laws

The Board of Trustees shall have the superintendence of the College, with power to appoint and remove the faculty and other officers and agents of the College and of its own body; to fill vacancies and to make by-laws as well for the government of the College as its own government; and to conduct all the concerns of the institution. A majority of all those members appointed by the Governor and those members elected by the Board shall constitute a quorum. Meetings of the Board shall be held as the by-laws prescribe.

Section 3. § 6510 and § 6511, Title 14, Delaware Code are repealed.

Section 4. § 6512, Title 14, Delaware Code is redesignated as § 6510; subsection (c) is amended to read as follows:

(c) A committee to award such scholarships shall be selected by the President of the College.

Subsection (d) thereof is repealed and subsection (e) is redesignated as subsection (d).

Section 5. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect in any way the terms of the members of the Board of Trustees of Delaware State College who are serving at the time this Act becomes law.

Approved May 20, 1957.