Troy University
SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation
3.2.3 The board has a policy addressing conflict of interest for its members. (Board conflict of interest)
 
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Narrative:  

Troy University is in compliance with this Comprehensive Standard.

The Board of Trustees is not controlled by a minority of Board members nor is it controlled by organizations or interests separate from the Board. The law requires that members of the Board be selected from eight different areas of Alabama, that the at-large member may or may not be a resident of Alabama, and that no employee of the Troy University shall serve as a trustee. This combination of trustees results in a diverse body of people from all areas of the state. Such diversity, coupled with the ethics requirements of Alabama, including annual filing of a statement of financial interests (Code of Alabama, Section 36-25-14), ensure that the Board is not controlled by a minority of Board members or by organizations or interests separate from the Board.

The Ex-officio President of the Board of Trustees is the Governor of Alabama. Anyone holding this position must not have contractual, employment, personal or familial financial interests in Troy University or any other State institution or agency. The President pro tempore, elected by a majority of the Board of Trustees and the other voting members of the Board, does not have contractual, employment, personal, or familial financial interests in the University. Furthermore, the Governor, the President pro tempore, and the Board of Trustees comply with State ethics laws, guaranteeing that they have no contractual, employment, personal, or familial financial interests in the University. (Code of Alabama, Title 36, Section 36-25-2)

Additional information is provided in Core Requirement 2.2.

 

Supporting Documentation Location
Bylaws of the Board of Trustees for Troy University http://sacs.troy.edu/reference/Board-of-Trustees-Bylaws.pdf
Code of Alabama, Section 36-25-2 http://sacs.troy.edu/coa/36-25-2.html
Code of Alabama, Section 36-25-14 http://sacs.troy.edu/coa/36-25-14.html
Core Requirement 2.2 http://sacs.troy.edu/reports/02-02.html

 

Last Updated: 08/17/2008