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School of Business Alumni Bylaws

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS 

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ALUMNI CHAPTER 

 September 2009
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ALUMNI CHAPTER

  ARTICLE I - NAME

The name of the organization shall be “Robert Morris University School of Business  Alumni Chapter” hereinafter referred to as “Chapter.” 

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE

 The purpose of the Chapter shall be to:

  • promote the welfare of Robert Morris University’s School of Business;
  • provide channels for interaction among past and present students, faculty, staff, parents and friends;
  • assist the School of Business in generating financial resources;
  • sponsor programs and activities aimed at creating an atmosphere which encourages a lifetime commitment among alumni to support and participate in the life of the School
  • encourage and advance the cause of higher education in business.  

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

 Alumni Members are those who received a Diploma in business fields from Robert Morris University, Robert Morris College, Robert Morris School, Pittsburgh School of Accountancy; or those who received a Certificate or Associate’s degree in business fields from Robert Morris Junior College. 

ARTICLE  IV - CHAPTER OFFICERS 

The officers of the Robert Morris University School of Business Alumni Chapter shall be the President, Vice President and Secretary. 

 Section 1.  Duties of the President

            President – The President shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter and at all Executive Council Meetings, and appoint all committees not otherwise provided for in these bylaws.  The President shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Chapter and shall see that the activities of the Chapter are carried out in a proper manner. 

 The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees, shall periodically meet with the Dean of the School of Business to become aware of all alumni activities and shall submit reports to the Executive Council on a periodic basis.  The President shall serve on the Board of Visitors of the School during his/her term of office.

 The President shall be an Alumni Member who has, within the preceding six (6) years, served at least one (1) year as Vice president, or who has served at least two (2) years in any of the Executive Council positions.  No Member shall hold this office for more than two (2) consecutive years.

  Section 2.  Duties of the Vice President

 Vice President – The Vice President shall act as the representative of the Chapter in the absence of the President and preside at all meetings of the Chapter in the absence of the President.  He/she shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees.  In the event of the resignation, impeachment or permanent inability of the President to fulfill his/her office, the Vice President shall become President until the next scheduled election of officers. 

The Vice President shall be a Business Alumni Member who has served as an officer of the Chapter for at least one (1) year and has not served on the Executive Council for more than six (6) consecutive years.  No Member shall hold this office for more than two (2) consecutive years.

Section 3.  Duties of the Secretary 

Secretary – The Secretary shall be responsible for the recording of all minutes of the meeting of the Chapter, recording attendance at all meetings and giving due notice of the meetings of the Chapter. 

 ARTICLE V – EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 

Section 1.  Composition

 The Executive Council shall consist of the President, Vice president, Secretary and Alumni Chapter representatives.  The immediate Past President shall be an ex-officio member of the Council without the right to vote.

  Section 2.  Duties

 The Executive Council shall be the governing board of the Chapter and shall generally adopt policy for the Chapter.  The Executive Council shall generally conduct and manage the business and affairs of the Chapter.  The Executive Council shall have the duty to vote on any awards given through the Chapter and shall vote on the recipients of these awards.  The Executive Council shall also have the general duty to govern the affairs of the Chapter and make all necessary decisions between the open or special meetings of the Chapter.

 Section 3.  Quorum

 A quorum of the Executive Council shall be at least three (3) of the officers and a majority of Alumni Chapter representatives currently serving.

  Section 4. Meetings

 Regular or Scheduled  - Meetings of the Executive Council shall be scheduled by the President.  Written notice of the meetings shall be given to the members of the Executive Council in advance of the meeting.  All material and agenda items to be discussed at any Executive Council meeting shall be submitted seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting.

 Emergency Meetings -  Emergency meetings may be called by the President and reasonable notification shall be given to all Executive Council members.

 Section 5. Absences

 It is the purpose of these Bylaws to stimulate the active participation of Executive Council members in the affairs of the Alumni Chapter.  As such, Executive Council members shall attend at least one (1) of the open meetings, one (1) of which must be the Annual Meeting, and shall also be required to attend at least two-thirds of the Executive Council meetings, unless the absence is excused.  Absences from these meetings must be explained to the President prior to each meeting.  Failure to meet these rules may result in an officer’s removal from the Executive Council and the relinquishing of his/her position as a representative for the remainder of his/her term.

 Section 6.  Meeting Minutes and Notification

  A.     Open, Special and Executive Council Meetings

The Secretary shall be responsible for the recording of all minutes of the open, special and executive council meetings of the Chapter, recording the attendance at all meetings and giving due notice of these meetings to the Chapter members as required by these Bylaws.

  B.     Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings

The Chairman or his designated representative shall be responsible for the recording of all minutes of the committee or sub-committee meetings, recording the attendance at all meetings and giving due notice of these meetings to committee members.

 C.     Approval and Repository

1.      Within 30 days after any meeting takes place, the designated minutes recorder shall provide copies of the minutes to each attendee.  Each attendee shall submit any comments to the recorder within 20 days of receipt of the minutes.  Within 10 days of receipt of any comments, the recorder shall apprise all attendees of any revisions to the minutes.  In the case of Executive Council meeting minutes only, the final version of the minutes shall be approved at the following Executive Council meeting.

2.      The Dean’s Office in the School of Business shall be the official repository of all meeting minutes.  All recorders of minutes shall provide a copy of the final meeting minutes to the Dean’s Office within 10 days  of finalization with a copy to the Executive Council President and Vice President. 

ARTICLE VI - CHAPTER COMMITTEES

 The President with the approval of the Executive Council shall have the power to appoint standing and other ad-hoc committees as deemed necessary. 

 ARTICLE VII - AMENDMENTS 

These bylaws may be amended by a three-fourths vote of the members present at a duly called meeting of the Robert Morris University School of Business Alumni Chapter.  No amendment to these bylaws shall be effective until a copy of the amendment has been filed with the Central Office.