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CHAPTER 3: THE BOARD OF MANAGERS

Composition and Term of Membership

 

31.a.  The Board of Managers shall be composed as follows:

       (1)         The Chairman of the Board of Governors;

       (2)         The President;

       (3)         The Rector;

       (4)         Nine representatives of the public, residing in Israel, at least
                     five of whom shall not serve as members of the Executive       
                     Committee nor of the Board of Governors;

       (5)         Three members of the University academic staff, from among  
                     the representatives of the Senate on the Executive Committee,
                     who shall be elected by the Executive Committee.

 

      b. The members of the Board of Managers pursuant to Sections
             31 (a)(1), (2), (3), shall be ex-officio members. 

 

  1.  The Director General shall be invited to participate in all meetings of  
      the Board of Managers.

 

  1. The members of the Board of Managers elected pursuant to Articles 31(a)(4) and (5) shall serve for a period of three years, and may be re-elected for no more than two additional terms of office.

 

  1. The members of the Board of Managers pursuant to Article 31(a)(4) shall be selected by a search committee of four members, which will be appointed by the Board of Managers, and which will be comprised as follows:

(i)      An emeritus judge who is not a member of the Board of Managers, who shall serve as the Chairman of the Committee.

(ii)     Two members of the Board of Managers.

(iii)    A public representative who is not a member of the Board of Managers, who shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Committee.  
 

The provisions of Article 31(a)(4) and Article 31(e) shall not apply to members of the Board of Managers who are serving in the 2018-19 academic year, and who were elected pursuant to the regulations that were in effect at the time of their election.

 

  1. The Executive Committee may terminate the membership of the members of the Board of Managers elected pursuant to section 31(a)(4) and    (5), by the affirmative vote of over 70% of the members of the Executive Committee present and participating in the vote.

 

     d.     The Chairman of the Board of Managers

 

    (1)   The Chairman of the Board of Managers will be appointed by
     the Executive Committee from amongst the representatives
of the public on the Board of Managers.  The Chairman of the Board of Managers will not be an administrative or academic employee or a student at the University or a representative of bodies, institutions and corporations outside the University, including municipal authorities, educational networks, trade unions, public and private corporations, professional associations and other institutes of higher education.

 

The Chairman shall not serve simultaneously as Chairman of the Executive Committee or as Chairman of the Board of Governors.

 

 (2) The Executive Committee shall appoint a Deputy Chairman from among the public representatives on the Board of Managers.


      e.  The Chairman of the meeting of the Board of Managers shall have an
           additional, casting vote in a case in which the vote is equally divided.

 

Powers and Functions of the Board of Managers

 

32.  The following are the powers and functions of the Board of Managers:

 

     (1) To supervise the administration of the University and its assets;

     (2) To supervise the activities of the President;

     (3) To discuss the University’s financial and budgetary reports and
          to approve them for ratification by the Executive Committee
          and the Board of Governors; 

     (4) To approve changes in the University’s budget during the fiscal     
          year, provided that such changes shall not entail an expansion of
          the total budget;

     (5) To decide on the creation and closure of Faculties and Schools, 
          and changes thereof, after receiving the recommendation of the
          Senate, subject to the ratification of the Executive Committee;

     (6) To determine development programs for the University;

     (7) To determine the rules for the appointment of  senior officials;

     (8) To confirm the employment terms of University employees;

     (9)    To determine the authorized signatories of the University and the
 regulations governing their authority;

   (10)    To approve the recommendations of the Search Committee for President;

   (11)    To approve the sale, mortgage or other encumbrance of on-campus immovable property of the University or the lease or transfer for use by a non-University body, for a period exceeding five years; 

   (12)    The Board of Managers shall retain all administrative powers, excluding academic powers, which have not been explicitly granted to another body in the University, according to its Constitution or its Statutes.

 

Matters Requiring Prior Authorization by the Board of Managers      

 

33. (a)  The following matters shall require prior authorization by the Board 
            of Managers:

 

(1) Any sale of immovable off-campus property and mortgages or other encumbrance thereon;

(2) Any rental or lease of immovable property for a period exceeding three years;

(3) Any contract, the subject matter of which exceeds in value a sum to be determined from time to time      by the Board of Managers or the duration of which exceeds three years, excepting types of contracts as determined by the Board of Managers;

  1. The acceptance by the University of endowments or gifts with unusual conditions attached or such endowments or gifts where the conditions attached involve expenditure which is not covered by the annual budget;         
  2. The granting of any loan, except loans to students, or the giving of any guarantee or other contingent liability by the University; however, the Board of Managers may authorize any officer of the University to grant loans or to give guarantees to members of the academic or non-academic staff not exceeding an amount to be determined from time to time by the Board of Managers.
     

(b) The Board of Managers may delegate any of its powers to a committee or committees appointed by it, from amongst its members or from amongst members of the Executive Committee.

 

Limitation of Resolutions by the Board of Managers

 

34.   If the Board of Managers passes a resolution which is within the authority of the Executive Committee, the Chairman of the Board of Managers shall inform, in writing, the members of the Executive Committee.  On the application of any of its members, the Executive Committee shall discuss the matter afresh.

 

 

CHAPTER 3:  THE BOARD OF MANAGERS