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§7.  Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College; Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Section 7.(A)  Creation; Powers.  The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College are created as bodies corporate.  Subject to powers vested by this Article in the Board of Regents, each shall supervise and manage the institutions, statewide agricultural programs, and other programs administered through its system.

(B)(1)  Membership; Terms.  Each board shall be composed of fifteen members, of whom two members shall be from each congressional district and the remaining member or members shall be from the state at large, appointed by the governor with consent of the Senate.  The members shall serve overlapping terms of six years, following initial terms fixed by law.

(2)  No person who has served as a member of either board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms shall be appointed to the board for the succeeding term.  This Subparagraph shall not apply to any person appointed to either board prior to the effective date of this Subparagraph,1 except that it shall apply to any term of service of any such person that begins after such date.

(C)  Vacancy.  A vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of a term shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by appointment by the governor, with consent of the Senate.

Amended by Acts 2008, No. 935, §1, approved Nov. 4, 2008, eff. Dec. 8, 2008; Acts 2012, No. 870, §1, approved Nov. 6, 2012, eff. Dec. 10, 2012.

1Dec. 8, 2008