Section II: COC Core Requirement
2.2 The institution has a governing board of at least five members that is the legal body with specific authority over the institution. The board is an active policy making body for the institution and is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the financial resources of the institution are adequate to provide a sound educational program. The board is not controlled by a minority of board members or by organizations or interests separate from it. Neither the presiding officer of the board nor the majority of other voting members of the board have contractual, employment, or personal or familial financial interest in the institution.
JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE
NARRATIVE/JUSTIFICATION FOR JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE
Texas A&M International University is part of The Texas A&M University System and is governed by a nine-member Board of Regents. The Board of Regents creates bylaws and policies necessary to govern the University System, its institutions, agencies and services. The nine-member Board is appointed by the Governor of Texas with the advice and consent of the Texas Senate. The term of office for each regent is six years with the terms of three regents expiring every two years. A regent may be reappointed with no limit on the number of reappointments.
The duties and responsibilities of the Board of Regents are clearly defined in the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System, The Texas A&M University System Policy 02:01: Board of Regents, and the Texas Education Code, Chapter 85, Subchapter C. Powers and Duties of Board, Section 85.21: General Powers and Duties.
The Board elects a Chairman and a Vice Chairman. Standing committees include the Committee on Audit, Committee on Academic and Student Affairs, Committee on Finance, and Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant. (The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Committees) Special committees may be appointed by the Chairman with the approval of the Board.
The Board of Regents holds regular meetings (The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Meetings Minutes) on the fourth Friday in January, March, May, July and September, and the first Friday in December of each year. Meetings are usually held in College Station, Texas, or at another location, date and time set by the Chairman.
As per the Texas Government Code, Chapter 572, Personal Financial Disclosure, Standards of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest, Subchapter A, General Provisions, regents are prohibited from having contractual, employment, or other personal or familial financial interest in the institution.