§23-49.14. Appointment of visitors generally; number and terms; vacancies; confirmation


Published: 2015

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§ 23-49.14. Appointment of visitors generally; number and terms; vacancies; confirmation.

(a) The board of visitors is to consist of seventeen members to be appointed by the Governor, three of whom may be nonresidents of the Commonwealth of Virginia and at least three of whom shall be alumni of Old Dominion University.
(b) Prior to July 1, 1980, the Governor shall appoint successors to the members whose terms expire in 1980 for terms of four years and four additional members, one for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years and one for a term of four years. Annually thereafter, the Governor shall appoint members to fill vacancies caused by the expiration of terms for terms of four years.
(c) All vacancies, whether occasioned by failure to make an appointment within the sixty days preceding any regular expiration as required, or otherwise, are to be filled by the Governor for the unexpired term.
(d) All appointments are subject to confirmation by the General Assembly if in session when such appointments are made, and if not in session, then at its next succeeding session. Visitors shall continue to discharge their duties after their terms have expired until their successors have been appointed and have qualified.
1962, c. 69; 1966, c. 18; 1970, c. 624; 1980, c. 100.