Section 16-51-3Board of trustees - Created; membership; appointment, terms, expenses, etc.
There is hereby created a Board of Trustees for the University of North Alabama, the state educational institution at Florence, Alabama. The board of trustees shall consist of six members who are residents of the seventh and eighth congressional districts, at least two of whom shall be residents of the county in which the institution is located, and three members from the state at large, the State Superintendent of Education and the Governor, who shall be ex officio president of the board. The trustees shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and, except for the first trustees appointed, shall hold office for a term of 12 years and until their successors shall be appointed and qualified. The board shall be divided into three classes, as nearly equal as may be, so that one third may be chosen quadrennially. Of the first members appointed to the board, one third shall be appointed for terms of four years, one third for terms of eight years and one third for terms of 12 years. No trustee shall receive any pay or emolument other than his actual expenses incurred in the discharge of his duties as such. No employee of the university shall be eligible to serve on its board of trustees.
(Acts 1967, No. 773, p. 1631, §1.)