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particular university or college, may become such patronizing conference or religious body, by and with the consent of the conferences or other religious bodies at the time patronizing such university or college. 65 v. 188, S 6; S. & S. 107.
$ 3742. Patronizing bodies may appoint visitors
Each conference or other religious body patronizing any particular university or college may, annually, appoint two visitors, and the board of trustees of a college or university may provide, at the time of its organization, by resolution adopted and entered on its records, for the appointment of two visitors by each conference or other religious body patronizing such college or university; and such visitors shall attend the meetings of the board of trustees of such university or college, and, with the trustees, constitute a joint board for the appointment and removal of all officers, professors and instructors of the university or college. 73 v. 163, $ 7.
§ 3743. When the right of representation shall cease
If a conference or other religious body patronizing any university or college, and having a representation in its board of trustees, cease to exist, or cease to patronize such university or college, the right of such conference or other religious body to such representation shall cease, and its board of trustees shall be thereby and to that extent reduced in numbers. 65 v. 188, S 8; 73 v. 163; S. & S. 107.
$3714. What action the board must first take
Before a conference or other religious body not represented in the board of trustees of any university or college shall be entitled to be represented therein, and before any conference or other religious body represented therein shall be deprived of such representation as provided in the preceding section, the board shall declare, and cause to be entered in the record of its proceedings, that the conditions and contingencies hereinbefore provided for in that behalf have taken place. 65 v. 188, S 9; S. & S. 107.
§ 3745. Quorum-how constituted
Eleven trustees shall constitute a quorum of the board of any university or college, whatever the number of trustees constituting the board is or may become, if the number is more than twenty; and if the number is twenty or less, a majority thereof shall constitute a quorum. 65 v. 188, § 10; S. & S. 108.
$ 3746. Certain corporations may have benefit of subse
quent provisionsThe board of trustees of any university or college which has accepted or hereafter accepts the provisions of the ten preceding sections, may accept the provisions of the three succeeding sections by resolution adopted at any regular meeting of the board, and entered upon the record of its proceedings, and thereafter the board, and the university or college, shall be subject to [the] provisions thereof. 69 v. 71, $ 1.
$ 3747. Alumni may elect trustees and visitors
After such acceptance by the board of any university or college, the alumni thereof (composing the alumnal association thereof) may elect as members of the board of trustees of such college or university, members of such alumnal association, in numbers equaling the numbers of the conferences co-operating with or patronizing such university or college, and may divide such alumnal trustees into classes, and perpetuate the same; and such alumni may, at the same time, elect as visitors members of their association equaling in numbers one-half of the numbers of the conferences or other religious bodies co-operating with or patronizing such university or college, and such visitors shall have the same powers and duties as visitors appointed by any conference or other religious body aforesaid; provided, that when women are members of the alumnal association so electing, they shall be eligible as visitors; provided, further, that the board of trustees shall be judge of the validity of the election and the returns thereof, of trustees and visitors elected under this section. 89 O. L. 19.
§ 3748. Conduct of election
The election of trustees and visitors by the alumni shall be by ballot, and held each year, beginning the year after such acceptance, on the secular day next before the day of commencement of such university or college, at such place in a building on its grounds as may be designated by the president of the alumnal association by written notice posted the day before the election in at least two public places on such grounds; and the polls shall be opened at the hour named in said notice, which shall not be later than three o'clock P. m., and shall be kept open for two hours thereafter. The election shall be conducted by three judges and two clerks, who shall be members of said association, and be chosen by the members present at the place of voting at the time for opening the polls, and they shall certify to the board of trustees the result of such election, with a list of the members voting thereat; each ballot shall contain the names of the persons voted for, the office which each is to fill and a designation of the term for which he is to serve. At such election all members of the alumnal association of such university or college shall be entitled to vote, and members not in attendance may exercise their right by sending ballots conformable to the foregoing provisions, with their names thereon indorsed, and addressed under seal to the president of such association. 89 0. L. 119.
$ 3749. Returns of the election, and certificates
After the polls are closed the result shall be ascertained and certified to by the judges and clerks, and the person or persons, not exceeding the number to be elected as trustees, having received the highest number of votes for trustee or trustees, shall be declared elected as trustee or trustees as designated on the ballot, and the two persons who receive the highest number of votes for visitors shall be declared elected, but their terms of office shall not begin until after the final adjournment of the regular meeting of the trustees for that year; if any two or more persons receive an equal number of votes for the same office of trustee or visitor, one of them, as may be determined by lot by the judges, in the presence of all the electors who may wish to be present, shall be the trustee or visitor, and shall be so declared; and duplicate certificates of election shall be signed by the judges and clerks, and delivered by them, one to each of the persons elected, and the other, with the poll-books duly certified by the judges and clerks, to the secretary of the board of trustees of the university or college, the next day after the election, which certificate he shall enter of record in the book containing the proceedings of the board of trustees. 69 v. 71, $ 3.
$ 3750. Endowment fund corporations
The trustees of a corporation incorporated for the purpose of creating a fund, the income of which is to be applied to the promotion of education, may receive subscriptions for membership in the corporation, and they, or a majority of them, by giving ten days' notice, by publication in the county where the corporation is located, may call a meeting of members to adopt by-laws, and elect not more than nine directors; each member shall have a vote for every amount by him subscribed equal to that in the articles of incorporation specified as necessary for membership, which may be cast in person or by proxy, but at no subsequent meeting may a member vote for or be eligible as a director who is in arrears to the corporation; and the trustees shall control the funds and disburse the income of the corporation as may be provided by its by-laws. 69 v. 173, SS 1, 2, 3, 4. 5.
$ 3751. How certain board may be constituted and gov
ernedThe board of trustees of any university, college, or other institution of learning, incorporated, and acting under the patronage of one annual conference or other religious body of any religious denomination, may accept the provisions of this and the succeeding section, by resolution adopted at any meeting of the board, and entered upon the record or journal of its proceedings; and after such acceptance the board shall be organized, constituted, regulated, and perpetuated as therein provided; but no right acquired by any such board, university, or other institution of learning, under its charter, or any law of this state, shall in any way be impaired or affected thereby. 69 v. 180, $ 1.
$ 375la. Increase in number of trustees of certain corpora
tionsThe board of trustees of any university or college heretofore incorporated, and now under the patronage of one annual conference or synod or other religious body of any religious denomination, may increase the number of its trustees, not exceeding six ; said additional trustees to be nominated by the collegiate alumni of such university or college from the collegiate alumni of three years' standing, for appointment or election by such patronizing conference or synod, under such regulations as may be prescribed by such board of trustees; provided, that the board of trustees of such university or college shall so determine to increase the number of its trustees and adopt such regulations for their nomination, by resolution adopted at any regular meeting of such board and duly entered on the record of its proceedings; and, provided further, that such patronizing or governing conference or synod shall consent to such increase of said board of trustees and the rules and regulations for the nomination of the same. And after such board of trustees is so increased by the election of any additional trustees, not exceeding six, the board of trustees shall in all respects be organized, constituted, regulated and perpetuated pursuant to and under the provisions of the charter and said provisions; but no rights acquired by any such board or any such university or college, under its charter or any law of this state, shall in any way be affected or impaired thereby. 91 O. L. I55.
$ 3751b. Incorporation of colleges under ecclesiastical
patronage; what articles shall containA corporation may be formed for the promotion of academic, collegiate or university education, under religious influences, and is hereby authorized and empowered to set forth in its articles, or certificate of corporation, as a part of the same, the name of the religious sect, association or denomination with which it proposes to be connected, and it is further authorized and empowered to grant any ecclesiastical body of such religious sect, association or denomination, whether the same be a conference, association, presbytery, synod, general assembly, convocation or otherwise, the right to appoint its trustees or directors, or any number thereof; and it is further authorized and empowered to set forth in its articles or certificate of corporation, such other rights as to the administration of the purpose for which it is organized, and not inconsistent with the laws of this state or of the United States, as said incorporation may desire to confer upon said ecclesiastical body of such religious sect, association or denomination and the said ecclesiastical body of such religious sect, association or denomination shall possess and exercise all rights and powers so set forth in said articles, or certificate of corporation. 94 O. L. 331.