Membership

1. Membership.
The Board of Trustees shall consist of seven (7) members who shall be appointed by the Governor and subject to the confirmation of the Senate.

2. Term of Office.
The term of office of board members shall be seven (7) years. Members missing three consecutive meetings may be removed and replaced by the Governor of the State of Arkansas.

3. Qualifications.
Members of the Board shall be qualified electors of the service area of the College and knowledgeable in business, labor, industry, or economic development.

a. No candidate for public office, holder of public office in the state, certified or non-certified employee of a public school district, classified or non-classified employee of any community college, vocational-technical school, or institution of higher learning, or any member of a board of trustees of a school district, community college, or institution of higher learning shall serve as a member of the Board.


b. No spouse of a candidate for public office, holder of public office in the state, classified or non-classified employee or member of the board of trustees of the technical college for which the person would serve as a member of the local board shall serve as a member of the Board.


4. Vacancies.
When a vacancy occurs in the membership of the Board, the President of the College shall so notify the Governor who shall appoint a successor to the person who vacated membership to serve the unexpired term of the person succeeded.