§ 23-231.16. Powers and duties of Board of Trustees.
A. The Board of Trustees shall have, in addition to such other powers, all the corporate powers given to corporations by the provisions of Title 13.1, except in those cases where, by the express terms of its provisions, this law is confined to corporations created under that title. The Board shall have the power to issue bonds upon the advice of bond counsel and a financial institution with expertise in bonds and investments. Bonds issued under the provisions of this section shall not be deemed to constitute a debt or a pledge of the faith and credit of the Commonwealth or of any political subdivision thereof other than the Authority. The Board may accept, execute, and administer any trust in which it may have an interest under the terms of any instrument creating the trust.
B. The Board shall have the authority to lease property or to hold any property for which it may acquire the title and to dispose of such property in a manner which will benefit the Authority. The Board may also enter into agreements with public and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth to provide adult education, continuing education, undergraduate level education, and graduate level instructional programs. The Board may enter into agreements with local school boards and other entities to provide such programs as it deems necessary and appropriate to carry out the purposes of the Authority.
C. The Board may establish, with such funds as are appropriated for this purpose or made available to it, the Roanoke Higher Education Center.
D. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any real estate and tangible personal property held or acquired by the Board shall be exempt from any prohibition of the use of noncash assistance as matching funds.
1997, c. 813; 1998, cc. 45, 55, 360.