17:3121  Board of Regents;  creation;  membership;  terms of office;  vacancies;  responsibilities


A. The Louisiana Board of Regents, referred to hereinafter in this chapter as the board, is created as a body corporate.


B. The board shall be composed of fifteen members appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate, who are electors of the state.  Two members shall be from each congressional district and the remaining member or members from the state at large.


C. The terms of the members shall be six years, except that the terms of the initial members shall be as provided in R.S. 17:3122.  Members shall serve until their successors are appointed and take office.


D. A vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term within thirty days after the date on which the vacancy occurs by appointment by the governor, with the consent of the Senate.  Within twenty-four hours after being informed of a vacancy on the board, the chairman of the board or the officer exercising his duties shall notify the governor by certified mail of the vacancy and the effective date thereof.


E. The board shall be the representative of public higher education and be responsible for providing advice and recommendations concerning higher education to the governor and the legislature.


Acts 1974, Ex.Sess., No. 7, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975.  Amended by Acts 1997, No. 1360, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998;  Acts 2012, No. 803, § 3.