Article I – The Corporation Trustees

Section 1: Membership

The Members of the Corporation shall be the Trustees. The number of Trustees shall never be less than twenty-five and may be as many as shall be elected by the Board of Trustees. The President of the University, the Chairman of the Board of Overseers, and the Chair of the Faculty Council shall each serve as a Trustee during his or her term of office, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Section 2: Qualification

Trustees shall be elected by written ballot of the Board of Trustees at any regular meeting, or at any special meeting the call for which includes notice of the election. Election shall be the only qualification for membership, provided that no full-time employee of the University, receiving compensation from the University, with the exception of the President or the Chair of the Faculty Council, may be a Trustee.

Section 3: Term of Office

The term of office of any Trustee, except that of the President of the University, the Chairman of the Board of Overseers, and the Chair of the Faculty Council, shall be one to three years, as the Board of Trustees shall determine. Any Trustee may be re-elected for an immediately succeeding term, subject to a limit of fourteen consecutive years of service; provided, however, that any Trustee then serving as the Chairman of the Board shall continue to serve as a Trustee for so long as he or she serves as Chairman pursuant to the provisions of Section 1 of Article II of these By-Laws. Any Trustee who has served for the number of consecutive years specified in the preceding sentence may be re-elected following a one-year absence from the Board. In exceptional circumstances that create a need for special service, an individual may be elected as a non-voting Trustee, with such special duties and responsibilities as the Trustees may assign, during such one-year absence. Any Trustee, including any ex officio Trustee, may be removed from office with or without cause by the Board of Trustees at any regular meeting, or at any special meeting the call for which includes notice thereof.

Section 4: Board of Overseers

There shall be an advisory body known as the Board of Overseers, consisting of no more than fifty members elected by the Board of Trustees and having such rights, powers and duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Board of Trustees. At any regular meeting, or at any special meeting the call for which includes a notice of election, the Board of Trustees may elect one or more members of the Board of Overseers. The term of office of a member of the Board of Overseers shall be one to three years, as the Board of Trustees shall determine. Any member of the Board of Overseers may be re-elected for an immediately succeeding term, subject to a limit of ten consecutive years of service. Any member of the Board of Overseers who has served for ten consecutive years may be re-elected following a one-year absence from the Board. Any member of the Board of Overseers may be removed from office with or without cause by the Board of Trustees at any regular meeting, or at any special meeting the call for which includes notice thereof. The Board of Trustees shall elect annually a Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of Overseers. Any vacancy in either of said offices may be filled by the Board or the Executive Committee (subject to ratification by the Board at its next meeting) for the remainder of the term.

Section 5: Trustees EMERITI

At any regular meeting, or at any special meeting the call for which includes a notice of election, the Board of Trustees may elect one or more Trustees Emeriti who, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, have provided distinguished and meritorious service, outstanding leadership, and exceptional contributions to Boston University over a period of years. Trustees Emeriti shall have such rights, powers and duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Board of Trustees. The term of office of a Trustee Emeritus shall end with the Annual Meeting which coincides with or next follows the third anniversary of his or her election. Any Trustee Emeritus may be re-elected for an immediately succeeding term.