Changes in Governance Membership

Policy Memorandum No. 42a

The University Council recently approved a Resolution designating the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EO/AA) Advisory Committee as a University Committee. In a subsequent meeting, Council approved a change in its Constitution to give ex officio membership on the Commission on Student Affairs to the Chairperson of the Black Organizations Council.

Resolution designating the EO/AA Advisory Committee as a University Committee

Recommended by the EO/AA Advisory Committee
Approved by University Council: October 18, 1982
Approved by the President: October 18, 1982
Effective: Immediately

This Resolution, which was supported by the Faculty Senate as well as by the EO/AA Advisory Committee, proposed that the EO/AA Advisory Committee, which previously had been an Operational Committee appointed by a vice president of the University, become a University Committee, appointed by the President with nominations of faculty and students made in accordance with the Constitution of the University Council. The change was recommended because supervisory responsibility for the Equal Employment/Affirmative Action program recently was transferred to the President's Office from the Office of the Vice President for Administration, and also because of a desire to increase the visibility and importance of the committee. As approved, the Committee will report to the University Council and will be composed of one faculty representative from each of the eight colleges, the library, and the Extension Division, nominated by their respective faculties; two faculty-at-large representatives nominated by the Faculty Senate; one representatives of the University administration; six representatives of the classified staff; three undergraduate students nominated by the President of the Student Government Association; one graduate student nominated by the Speaker of the Graduate Student Assembly; and the chairperson, all appointed by the President. The membership must include women, minorities, and handicapped, as required by the University's Affirmative Action Plan.


President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm42a