Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents

Duties of the Officers


The Chair of the Board shall preside at all meetings and shall have full right of discussion and voting. The Chair shall sign all legal documents on behalf of the Board. He/she shall sign all diplomas. He/she shall appoint all standing committees, special committees, and/or task forces of the Board.

The Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair in his/her absence or temporary disability.

The Secretary of the Board shall attest to the execution of all legal papers, contracts and related documents.

The Secretary of the Board shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of the Board, shall maintain records of all communications and reports to the Board, and shall have responsibility for the Seal of the Board. The Secretary shall have no vote.

The Secretary’s office duties and personal office hours will remain flexible in order to permit sufficient time for travel to the several institutions. He/she will be responsible for the staff and efficient operation of the Board’s offices. The Secretary will assist the Presidents wherever possible upon any matter coming before their institutions, and will frequent the campuses as necessary to carry out the policies of the Board and to assist the Presidents. He/she will be the official liaison officer between the Board and the institutional Presidents.

The Chair of the Board shall supervise the Secretary’s additional personal activities, such as personal leave of absence and official out-of-state travel. The Chair, acting on behalf of the entire Board, shall be responsible for all of the activities of the Secretary in the performance of his/her official duties.

Approved Date: 
April 8, 1983
Revised Date: 
June 20, 1997
January 20, 2012
April 24, 2015
Amended Date: 
June 22, 2018